Ministries roles

Roles

Altar Servers - This is one way the youth of our parish can come and serve the Lord by becoming an Altar Server. The two main duties of a server are to assist the priest and deacon during the celebration of Mass and help the people pray by your example. Anyone who is in the 3rd grade or older and has made their First Communion may be a server. Being a server means serving God and God's people at Mass. As servers give themselves to help the priest and people worship better, they also receive God's help and blessing. Thank you for showing interest in this true gesture of love for God. 

Ushers/Greeters - One of the highest callings of our Christian life is to simply  offer hospitality and goodwill, welcoming strangers and friends.  This is an important way to serve, even though it requires very little time outside of Mass.   Ushers are men and women who embody our friendly atmosphere, attend to the needs and comfort of those here to worship or visit, and are the important first responders in the event of any sort of emergency.

Proclaimers/Lectors - Lectors proclaim Holy Scripture each Sunday at Mass during the Liturgy of the Word. Lectors are asked to spend time with God’s Word regularly to hear, feel, see, imagine, and be nourished by the message.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion - EMHC's are lay people commissioned by the bishop to distribute Communion at Mass. We are called "extraordinary" because the ordinary ministers of Communion are the ordained clergy (bishops, priests and deacons. Eligibility - Catholics, age 16+, who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation are eligible to join this very special ministry. Contact Deacon Ray Milberg to schedule training. 

Sacristan - Is an important job. They make sure all the people and things are in place for the Mass  (the EMHC's, lectors, altar servers, ushers, and things for special occasions, etc.) to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Care for Altar Linens - With deep love and reverence for the Holy Eucharist, the Altar Linen Care Ministry cares for the sacred linens on a rotating schedule. Training is provided on how to care for these special linens that contain the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This ministry is made up of teams of people who, behind the scenes in their own homes, reverently launder and care for the linens used on the altar at Mass. 

Liturgy Environment - Liturgy Environment Ministry is to plan and implement an environment in and around the worship space, centered on the liturgical seasons of The Church, to enhance the beautiful liturgies celebrated at Divine Redeemer.  This is done by augmenting the essential symbols of the liturgy with reverence, elegance and simplicity. Ministers of Liturgy Environment are called to serve the parish in providing an environment for worship that will mediate the presence of God.  The goal is to care for all the elements of worship, ensuring that the total environment is clean, appropriate, authentic, beautiful and accessible.  This ministry is always open to new members. Creativity is not a requirement.