Sacred Liturgy & Music
The celebration of the Mass and the other sacred liturgies is the center of our parish life. These celebrations are supported by the liturgical ministries and services listed below.
- Musicians - Instrumentalists, Choir Members, and Cantors serve Masses weekly.
- Lectors - The lector is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, to announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and recite the Psalm between the readings.
- Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - Serve at Mass itself or take Holy Communion to the sick and home-bound. Interested volunteers must attend an Archdiocesan training after speaking to the pastor.
- Altar Servers - youth especially are encouraged to aid the priests during Mass.
- Ushers - Welcome the visitors and help the faithful to ensure a dignified flow of the liturgy.
- Sacristans - Clean and organize the church and sacristy areas during the week, giving special attention to the sacred vessels and linens.
- Sacred Art, Furnishings & Cleaning - Prune church flowers during the week, sew banners, and care for sacred art. Extra hands are always needed at Christmas and Easter times for more extensive church decorating.
If you are interested in volunteering in any of these ministries, please contact the rectory by calling at (301) 891-3500.