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Worship

Sunday Liturgy and celebrating Mass together helps us live out our faith both as individuals and as part of the wider community. We gather at Mass for Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Jesus is manifest in us through the Word and in the sacrificial gift of love in the Eucharist. We come togther to give thanks, unify our selves to God and each other, share the Gospel of God's Love and Mercy and build the kingdom as the mystical Body of Christ. It is a time to unite ouselves to the saving power of God and be fueled for our faith journey in our lives: our families, our work and our community. There are many ways to serve the Body of Christ as we make our liturgical prayer alive and vibrant.  To live out our baptismal call as laiety on mission, we all have an essential role, and all are welcomed and encouraged to participate.  

LITURGICAL MINISTRY ROLES 
MINISTERS of WELCOME (Usher & Greeter) 

 
Ministers of Welcome (Ushers) are often the first people we encounter each weekend at church. They assist with greeting, seating and the offertory collection, and distribute bulletins after Mass, and attend to any needs that arise before, during, and immediately after Masses. Monthly. Scheduled. Training Required. 
 
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Communion Ministers serve the Holy Eucharist at Masses. They fill a critical role in assisting the priest and deacon in distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ with gratitude and joy. Training is required. Sign up before Masses. Ministers should be Confirmed or in sacramental prep classes for Confirmation. Voulunteer hours count toward service hours. 

LECTORS
 
Lectors proclaim God's Word at Weekend Masses, daily Masses, on Holy Days, and at special Liturgies.  We come to know God's love and Jesus Christ through the scripture. We hear the Word of God when it is proclaimed by Lectors in the Liturgy of the Word.  Training required. Scheduled. Should be Confirmed or in sacramental prep classes for Confirmation. Voulunteer hours count toward service hours.  

Below is our current training video:

 
ALTAR SERVERS

Servers assist the presider during Mass. Monthly, scheduled. Any adults, youth, and children 6th grade and up, are welcome to sign up for the Altar Server Ministry. 

For further information or details regarding the above liturgical ministry roles, please contact Carol Daprai, Worship Assistant, at [email protected] or call 248-391-1621 ext 114 

MEDIA MINISTRY

Media 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 an 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. Orientation and some training are needed  to serve in this ministry.

If you have questions, please contact Mari Reyes: [email protected]

MUSIC MINISTRY

The various components of the Ministries of Music all work together to serve the Liturgy and support the prayer of the Community of the Faithful when gathered for worship and celebration whether at Eucharist, at sacramental celebrations, in prayer services, or significant gatherings of the Community.

PRAYERFUL PREPARATION FOR MASS 
Resources for Sunday's Liturgy of the Word 

Read the Sunday readings: usccb.org

Commentary of the Sunday Readings: liturgy.slu.edu