“Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in your midst.” Matthew 18:20
Celebrating liturgy is a communal event. Each person who participates in the celebration of Mass brings his or her talents and gifts before God. In the assembly, we actively participate as we worship God. Some people in the assembly are called to certain roles.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion/Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic Ministers have heard God’s call to minister to the people at Mass by helping to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ.
They may also bring the Eucharist to those who cannot be with us at Mass, especially those who are ill or homebound.
Proclaimers of the Word
Proclaimers give voice to the scriptures, which are part of each liturgy that is celebrated. They help the faithful to hear God’s word which heals and nourishes us.
Greeters help ensure that our parish welcomes all who come to our doors. Every person reflects the face of Christ, and as such every person will be made to feel welcome.
Altar Servers assist the priest as he presides at Mass. This ministry is open to younger children through adulthood.
Ushers lend assistance to those who come to celebrate Mass. They help in seating people, especially those who may need extra help, and take up the collection. Ushers also make sure that those who may not be able to walk in procession receive Communion by alerting Eucharistic Ministers or the presider.
Schedule – Ministry Scheduler Pro
Ministry Scheduler Pro is the program we use at Saint Clarence to create schedules for all Liturgical Ministers. It is the best and most convenient way to find substitutes, signup to minister at upcoming Liturgies and view the most current schedule.
Viewing the Schedule online:
The most current and updated version of the schedule can be viewed online by clicking here.
Updated Contact Information and Mass Preference:
Liturgical Ministers, to share your updated information and scheduling requests, please click here.
To learn more about these liturgical roles or if you are interested in participating, contact Megan Lowes.