All liturgical ministers are, first and foremost, members of the Body of Christ. Through their baptism they are the “holy people and royal priesthood whose right and privilege it is to participate in the ministry of Christ. How the lay faithful exercise this ministry in the world varies, but the fullest and more fundamental expression of it has always been “conscious, active and fruitful participation in the mystery of the Eucharist” (General Instruction of the Roman Missal Introduction #5).
The celebration of the Eucharist is the “action of the whole Church” (GIRM #5). “The faithful, moreover should not refuse to serve the People of God gladly whenever they are asked to perform some particular ministry or function in the celebration” (GIRM #97). Some of the faithful are called to serve God’s people in a more particular way through one of the many liturgical ministries that have flourished in the Church since the Second Vatican Council. This diversity of roles, functions and ministries enriches our celebrations and assists us in our prayer. Serving in one of these ministries is both an honor and a responsibility.
At Sacred Heart Parish we strive to promote full, conscience, active participation in all liturgies. This is achieved through the active participation of many dedicated liturgical ministers.
Each group of ministers has a liaison for training, information and communication and reference notes on training and duties as well as diagrams are available. Clicking on the group will introduce you to the liaison and provide reference information for the ministry. For general information about liturgical ministry, please contact the Coordinator of Liturgy and Music, Jamie Hardesty.
Liturgical ministry schedules can be accessed on the right side of the Home page, or if you prefer a “hard” copy, they are available in the gathering space of the Church and in the entry way of the office.