Liturgy & Worship
The liturgical life of the Church is the deepest way that we can connect with Christ. The highest form of this is the Mass, through which we receive Christ through the Word and the Eucharist. As lay people we are all called to actively participate in the celebration of the Mass, but some may feel called to certain ministries in the Mass.
The Altar Serving Ministry focuses primarily on assisting the Priest during the celebration of Mass. It is open to boys and girls starting in third grade and is a year round ministry. Altar Servers need to have an openness to God and a willingness to serve and to learn about the prayer of the Mass. The Parish provides ongoing training. Altar Serving provides a wonderful opportunity for young people to be involved in full, active, and conscious participation in the liturgy. For more information, contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Hospitality (Ushers)
Ministers of Hospitality welcome all who come to the celebration of Mass and Special Liturgies. They act as greeters and help to set a tone of warmth and welcome to all who enter Holy Family Parish. If you are a people person, and like to share your smile to make others feel welcome, this is the ministry for you! For more information, contact Matt at email@example.com
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) assist the Ordinary (ordained) Ministers in administering the Body and Blood of Christ with our fellow worshipers in the Parish. Extraordinary Ministers can also serve as Ministers to the Sick (MTS). This is a year round ministry and a wonderful way to serve God and your Holy Family family. There is always a need and the ministry is open to all people 16 and older. For more information, contact Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry Of The Word (Readers)
Ministers of the Word provide the prayerful and powerful proclamation of the Word of God at daily and weekend Masses, and special liturgical celebrations. The Ministry of the Word is open to all fully formed Catholics 16 and older who would like to share in the proclamation of the Word. For more information, contact Matt at email@example.com
Because we believe that Christ is truly and substantially present in the Eucharist, the Blessed Sacrament is given the same adoration and devotion that is accorded to Christ. During Eucharistic Adoration, we “watch and wait,” we remain “silent” in His Presence and open ourselves to His Graces which flow from the Eucharist... by worshiping the Eucharistic Jesus, we become what God wants us to be! The Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel is open 24/7. Permanent and substitute adorers are needed. If you are interested in more information, contact Deacon Noel Oteyza at firstname.lastname@example.org.