The word "liturgy" stems from the Greek word leitourgia, which means "the work of the people". What a beautiful way to understand our Catholic calling to participation in the Mass! For all this is an invitation to fully engage in prayer, song and spoken and sung responses. For some, this is an invitation to participate in the Mass as a liturgical minister.
At St. Katharine's, we believe young people are not the future of the church. They are the church. In that spirit, we invite the youth of our community and adults to consider the following ministry opportunities:
Music Ministers: inspired and spirit-filled best describe our music ministry and the parishioners who share their vocal or instrumental talent during the liturgy. Contact Susan Hamilton for more information.
Altar Servers: assist the priest during Masses, weddings and funerals. Altar servers need to have made their First Eucharist to participate. Contact Susan Hamilton for more information.
Lectors: proclaim the Word and need to have made their First Eucharist to participate. Contact Susan Hamilton for more information.
Eucharistic Ministers: assist in the distribution of Holy Eucharist during Mass. They may also bring the Eucharist to the home-bound. This sacred ministry requires Confirmation in the Catholic Church. Contact Susan Hamilton for more information.
Greeters and Ushers: perform an important role in making guests and parishioners feel welcome at Mass. We invite those who have received their First Eucharist and love to smile to join this ministry. Contact Susan Hamilton for more information.
Children's Liturgy of the Word: is designed to make the gospel message and the celebration of the liturgy relevant to the lives and experiences of young children. Confirmed Catholics are invited to support this important ministry for our children during the 9 a.m. Sunday liturgy. You need not be a theologian or teacher to volunteer for this ministry and training is provided. Contact Troy Bauer for more information.