The Eucharistic Liturgy (the Mass) is called the "Source and Summit" of the life of the Church. The Sunday celebration of Eucharist is the center of the parish's worship life. Daily Mass, the celebration of sacraments outside of the Mass, and private devotional prayer such as Eucharistic Adoration each complement the weekly celebration of the Liturgy.
Sacristans prepare the vessels, hosts, books, and linens for each liturgical celebration. Usually, sacristans are trained as EMHCs. This ministry takes about 15 minutes minutes prior to and after each Mass. Anyone who is Confirmed and in good standing with the Catholic faith is eligible for this ministry. Please email Rosemary Wellington for more information.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
These individuals assist at each mass in the distribution of Holy communion. Anyone who is Confirmed and in good standing in the Catholic faith is eligible for this ministry. Other such ministers take Communion to the sick and homebound on behalf of the entire parish community.
call the Parish Office at (619) 463-6629 if you are interested in this rewarding ministry.
Click here to see Eucharistic Minister placement map.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Sunday and weekday Masses. They receive training and encouragement, and are expected to prepare their proclamation thoroughly and carefully, through prayer and practice. A helpful workbook is provided, along with gentle but specific instruction. Anyone who is a Catholic in good standing, high school age and up, may serve in this ministry. Teens who are not yet confirmed must be enrolled in the Confirmation preparation. Email Rosemary Wellington for more information about becoming a lector.
Boys and girls from grades 4 through 12 may serve as altar servers. High school seniors and graduates may continue serving as long as they wish, and may take on additional responsibilities based on this ministry, such as master of ceremonies for special celebrations, training assistant, and sacristan. Email Rosemary Wellington for more information.
Ushers and Greeters
Ushers and greeters welcome and assist parishioners as they arrive and, if necessary, during and after the Mass service. This includes collection of the offering and maintaining traffic flow during reception of Eucharist. Email Rosemary Wellington
Children's Liturgy of the Word
This liturgy takes place during the 11:00 Mass on Sunday mornings. Children in ages 5 through 10 are sent from the main assembly to a nearby space where they celebrate the Liturgy of the Word in a simplified, yet equivalent format. All children return at the offertory. Pre-registration is not required. Leaders must have a love of the Liturgy and an understanding of effective communication with children. Training is provided, and leaders and volunteers work as teams. Email the Catechetical Ministry Office or call 619-463-6011