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    • Altar Servers

      Altar Server is a wonderful way to involve young members of the community in the liturgy. Those of Fourth grade age or older are invited to consider joining this ministry. The Altar Servers assist the presider at the regularly scheduled Saturday and Sunday Liturgies as well as weddings and special liturgical celebrations throughout the year.

      Please contact the coordinator of this ministry Lisa Lundy at DLZLundy@juno.com, to become an altar server or for more information.

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    • Eucharistic Ministers

      "The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said, I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst."

      The role of Eucharistic Ministers is to minister the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembled faithful. In reality, the role of each Eucharistic Minister is to draw faith from the people of God, to become more and more like the Body and Blood of Christ. Thus, Eucharistic Ministers are called not only to minister the Body and Blood of Christ, but also to take on Christ’s likeness. The ministers accomplish this by strengthening their faith from within and sharing it with the faithful at Communion.

      The invitation to serve as Eucharistic Minister is open to all adult and teenage members who are confirmed. Eucharistic ministers distribute the Eucharist at regularly scheduled weekday and weekend Liturgies. They also may assist in ministering to homebound parishioners and those in hospitals and nursing centers. Training is required to become a Eucharistic Minister.

      If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Liz Secord-Smith at twin1es@aol.com or call 716-417-6629.

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    • Lectors

      Lectors are members of the parish who proclaim the Word at weekday and weekend Liturgies. Proclaiming the Sacred Scripture is different from other kinds of public speaking. Thus, training and preparation are necessary for those persons wishing to be Lectors. As Vatican II proclaimed, “[Lectors] exercise a genuine liturgical function and must discharge their office with the sincere piety and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry. Christ is present in His word since it is He Himself who speaks when the Holy Scriptures are read in the church."

       

      Any adult or confirmed teen with effective communication skills, who wants to proclaim the sacred scriptures of the Liturgy, is welcome to be a part of this ministry. Please contact XXXXXXXX.

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    • Ushers/Greeters

      Greeters may be the first people that those entering the church encounter. Therefore, a true spirit of welcome should be the hallmark of the ushers and Greeters ministry!

      Ushers have a special role to play at every parish liturgy. The primary ministry of ushers is to be of service to everyone in the assembly so that all may celebrate the Sacred Liturgy to become one with Christ. Ushers also help to maintain a prayerful atmosphere and are involved in other elements of a good Liturgy, including:

      • Escorting people to their seats and helping them find seats when the church is crowded
      • Inviting people to bring up the gifts of bread and wine
      • Taking up collection(s)
      • Helping with the communion procession
      • Handing out bulletins

      No special talents are needed for this ministry -- just a willingness to participate in the parish liturgy and welcome others. For further information, contact XXXXXXXXXXXXX

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