Liturgical Ministry

liturgical-ministries

 

Welcome! Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another.  Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent.  Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations.  Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.

The schedule for the Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Hospitality Ushers and Greeters is prepared every two months.  Active ministers have password-access to the scheduling system which enables them to view their specific schedule, the full schedule of all ministers, as well as request substitutes for a given Mass and adjust their personal profile by making changes to their addresses, phone numbers, Mass preferences and dates they cannot minister.  Those without computer or email access have their schedules printed and available for pick up in the the church usually two weeks before the current schedule ends.   The current schedule can be found here.   Access to the scheduling system may be found by clicking here.  Remember, ministers will need their username and password to go beyond the first page.

Are you dressed to minister at Mass?

 

Sincere there is a variety of opinion about what is appropriate and modest, the dress code at the local high schools gives us a starting place from which to write a minimal expectation for appropriate dress.  Below are some guidelines that may be helpful.

 

  • The overall message is that the torso be completely covered, and that the Five B’s are not visible (bosom, back, belly, bottom and boxers).
  • Shoulder straps should be at least three inches wide.  Avoid spaghetti straps or strapless tops, unless covered by another shirt or blouse.
  • Inseams should be at least seven inches long (a slight departure from the high school code).  Shorts and particularly skirts no more than three inches above the knee would be best.  Short skirts and shorts seem even shorter when a minister is on the altar platform.
  • Neat, tidy ~ no blown-out knees, ripped or raggy seams or hems.  No baggy, over-sized clothing.
  • Avoid wearing clothing to Mass with strong graphics (what does a huge Mickey Mouse say?), Slogans, or endorsement logos.
  • No athletic clothing.  Simple, plain clothing: “dressing up” for church is sincerely appreciated.

 

Political statements, for any persuasion, candidate, or position, are strictly forbidden.

Thank you so much for your stewardship of Holy Spirit Parish!