Liturgical Ministries- Celebrating as a Community of Faith

The primary Liturgical Ministry is the Assembly – the people of God assembled- on e of the presences of Christ in the sacramental life of the church,  It is out of this assembly of the baptized that the church community calls forth those who serve the assembly in various ministries.  

CONTACT FR. JOHN IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OR WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR ANY LITURGICAL MINISTRY.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass

These ministers serve the community in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ.  There will be a training session scheduled for all Communion Ministers in June.

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for the Sick & Homebound

These ministers bring Holy Communion to the sick and homebound on a regularly scheduled arranged time between the minister and the homebound person.  There are also ministers who visit Sippican Healthcare in Marion each Sunday from the 8am Mass at St. Anthony’s.

Lectors

The sacred scriptures are a privileged place of divine self-revelation, especially as they are proclaimed within the liturgical assembly.  Lectors play a critical role in the liturgical celebration.

Music

When you sing, you pray twice! Music that blends both spiritual and artistic excellence, is liturgical- it is sacred.  It has the ability to cultivate, strengthen and deepen the spiritual experience of those gathered for worship.  The musical tradition of the Church is a treasure of immeasurable value.  Click here to learn more about this important ministry.

Altar Servers

Boys and girls in Grade 4 and up are invited to serve the assembly at the altar. Schedules are distributed on a monthly basis.

Collectors

Serving as a collector involves distributing the collection baskets and returning to the back of the church to retrieve the full baskets.  They are then placed in a larger basket.  The collectors send the Gift Bearers forward to the altar.