SUNDAY LITURGY

“The Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.'” (The Dogmatic Constitution on the Church – Lumen Gentium – Vatican II)

The Sunday Liturgy is the center of our Parish Life. In addition to the Music Ministry which is on a separate page, these Ministries are essential both to prepare for and to minister during the Mass.

USHERS

Ushers extend hospitality, assist with seating and the offertory collection, distribute bulletins after Mass. Monthly. Scheduled. Training Required. For information about this ministry, contact: Brian Leuenhagen, 248-303-2114, brian.c.leuenhagen@gm.com.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Serve Eucharist at Masses. Training is required. Sign up in the gathering space before Masses. Ministers should be Confirmed.

LECTORS
Lectors proclaim the Word at Sunday Masses, including Saturday Vigil Mass. Four times yearly. Training required. Scheduled. Should be Confirmed. For information about this ministry, contact: Kristin Locke, 248-393-1848, kree104@hotmail.com.

Below are two training videos:

ALTAR SERVERS

Youth and teens assist the presider during Mass. Monthly, scheduled. Any youth, grades 4th and up, are welcome to sign up for the Altar Server Ministry. contact Pam Koczak at 248-628-0393 or pkoczak@sbcglobal.net.

MEDIA MONITOR MINISTRY
Media Monitor Ministry

Fr. Joe coordinates the monitor displays with his homily.

Media Monitor Ministers are needed for each Sunday(Vigil) Mass. The program that is run on the Monitors during the Mass is set up prior to the first weekend liturgy.  The monitors are controlled by the monitor minister using the iPad Mini. The iPad shows the current slide on the monitor and the presenter notes for that slide. The notes give instructions for moving to the next slide, etc. There is an orientation needed in order to serve in this ministry, but mostly the orientation will deal with resolving issues that might occur during the Mass.

If you have questions, please contact Mari Reyes: music@ctredeemer.org

Sign up for an upcoming Sunday Liturgy here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094aa5a62fa3fc1-media

BREAD BAKERS

This important ministry provides the Eucharist bread we share at Mass each week.  If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Gabriela Mendez, 248-391-4074, eduadmin@ctredeemer.org. Remember, many hands make light work.

Bread Baking Schedule – CLICK HERE

Bread Baking Recipe – CLICK HERE

Bread Baking Tips – CLICK HERE

SUNDAY SCRIPTURE

Read the Sunday readings: usccb.org

Commentary of the Sunday Readings: liturgy.slu.edu

Lectionary for Sundays and Solemnities: CLICK HERE

SUNDAY SCRIPTURE SHARING

A group of parishioners meet on Monday evening with Fr. Joe to read and discuss the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. The method is pretty simple; the only rule is that we have to read all three readings before we dismiss for the evening. We begin at 7 pm and conclude at 9 pm. We send out an email prior to our Monday evening session to determine if there enough people able to attend on a given Monday;  there are some weeks when we do not have enough people.

In preparation for our gathering, we read the Sunday readings. We also read through at least one other reflection page or resource for sharing with the group.

There are quite a few sites that provide background to the readings.

Here are a few of them:

liturgy.slu.edu  A Jesuit resource from St. Louis University, select the appropriate date. Choose either “Get to know the readings” for a discussion of all three readings or “Spirituality of the Readings” for other resources.

saltandlighttv.org/blog Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, a Canadian Basilian priest offers reflections of the Sunday Gospel

http://www.word-sunday.com/ A Catholic resource for all three readings, primarily for children

Some Protestant Churches use the same lectionary as the Catholic Church (Revised Common Lectionary) with an occasional variation in one or two of the readings.

Here are some Protestant sites:

http://www.crossmarks.com/brian/, a Lutheran Pastor’s Gospel study.  select the correct date or scripture text

workingpreacher.org, from Lutheran Seminary, all three readings.

http://girardianlectionary.net/ another Lutheran Pastor; reflections on all three readings, read through the lens of the French Philospher, René Girard

http://www.sacraconversazione.org/  brief reflections on all three readings.

For Faith Sharing groups:

Saint Anne Church in Wisconsin has a resource for the Sunday Gospel with a link to Fr. Robert Barron’s “Word on Fire” reflection, as well as questions for faith sharing groups.
http://saint-anne.org/ministries/adult-ministries/everyday-life-groups/gospel-reflections/

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