Sacramental / Liturgical Ministries

Lector
The Lectors are scheduled to publicly read the scriptures at the Sunday and Holy Day Masses, as well as other liturgical and non-liturgical celebrations held in our Church. To serve as a lector, an individual must be a Baptized and Confirmed member of the Catholic Church; a registered and active parishioner of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, living a life in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church [i.e., if the person is married, they must be married according to the law of the Church].

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned to assist the priests and deacons with the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration of the Mass. Training will be provided, and ministers are expected to function according to the guidelines set forth by the Pastor. To serve as an extraordinary minister of Communion, an individual must be a Baptized and Confirmed member of the Catholic Church; a registered and active parishioner of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, living a life in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church [i.e., if the person is married, they must be married according to the law of the Church].

Usher and Greeter
Greeters are our ministers of hospitality before and after our liturgical celebrations in our Church. They are the first people to greet worshipers in the House of God and represent the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish Community to all who worship with us. Not only do the Greeters welcome people to the liturgy, but they also pass out bulletins after Mass and help provide a more welcoming and friendly setting for people to come home to pray. The Ushers have the duty of taking up the collection and, in general, attending to any needs of the congregation that arise before, during, and after the liturgy. For the most part, they help preserve good order in the Church. Training is provided. Responsible teens and adults are welcome to join these ministries.

Altar Servers
Both male and female servers are used at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish. Servers are welcome, encouraged, and needed. Servers assist the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist. The servers presence is necessary, and adds great dignity to the liturgical celebrations in our church. Young people wishing to be servers are ordinarily contacted and trained beginning in the 4th grade through our religious education program.  Adult men are also welcome to become Altar Servers.

Liturgical Music Ministry
Our Liturgical Music Program offers a diversity of styles and repertoire from the Church's treasury of sacred music. Under the leadership of our Music Coordinator Mrs. Rita Wise there are a variety of opportunities to share your talents with the parish. If you are interested, Mrs. Wise will help you to discern exactly where you would best fit into the Liturgical Music Ministry Program.  Presently we need cantors and choir members and substitute organists.

Altar Linens and Server Robes - Laundry Care
The altar linens regularly needed for Mass need to be washed and pressed on a regular basis. Also, the robes our servers wear need laundering and occasional repair work. If you are able to help with this important task, please consider signing up.