The USCCB document Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord says, “Among the baptized, all of whom are called to serve the mission of the Church, some experience a further specific call to lay ecclesial ministry. The call may come in a dramatic moment. More often, it comes over time, as the person grows – within the community of faith – in love for God and a desire to do his will. One begins to consider that the graces received could now be put in service to the Church. A period of discernment begins.” One opportunity for lay men and women to serve is in a liturgical ministry. Many of you already serve as liturgical ministers. Thank you for your “yes” to the call to service. For those who aren’t serving, I would invite you to take some time to discern if you might be called to one of these ministries, and, if you do feel called, to reach out to the appropriate leader to learn more about the process of formation and eventual service.
Altar Servers, Decorators, EMHCs, Music Ministers, Readers, Sacristans, & Ushers
Altar Servers assist the Priest throughout the liturgy………..