For more information on how to get involved in these ministries, contact Dr. John J. Hoffman in the parish office.
Altar Servers assist the presider at the altar and throughout the Liturgy. This ministry is open to males and females, beginning in the fourth grade, after reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. Parents of altar servers must be EIM certified.*
Readers/Lectors assist with the proclamation of the Word of God and the general Intercessions. These ministers must be able to proclaim the readings, prayers and announcements clearly and effectively to the assembly.
N.B. All Lectors must be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church (Baptism, Confirmation, Communion), be EIM certified* and must be able to navigate the steps into the sanctuary.
Eucharistic Ministers assist the presider, concelebrants and deacons with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. There are also opportunities to take Holy Communion to the sick and homebound.
N.B. All Ministers of the Holy Communion must be fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church (Baptism, Confirmation, Communion), be EIM certified and must be able to navigate the steps into the sanctuary. Ministers must be at least 16 years of age.
Ministers of Hospitality, commonly known as Greeters and Ushers, provide a sense of hospitality and welcome to all worshippers. They minister in various ways throughout the Liturgy. Ministers of Hospitality must be EIM certified.*
Arts and Environment Committee creates, designs and implements decor for the worship space that will enhance our worship especially for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. This committee encourages the artistic talents within our communtiy in the visual arts.
The Nursing Home Ministry provides a weekly communal communion service with scripture, prayer, hymns and group companioning for elderly residents. Lay ministers help conduct the Liturgy, visit and bring communion to the rooms of those who cannot attend the Communion Liturgy.
This ministry requires an interest in ministering to the elderly. All lay ministers must be compliant with the diocesan Ethics & Integrity in Ministry program.
For more information contact Fr. Sparks.
The Diocese of Austin requires all adult liturgical ministers and parents of minor liturgical ministers to be fully compliant with the Diocese's Ethics and Integrity in Ministry program. No training or formation can be offered until this process is completed.