Liturgy

The Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our Christian life.  The staff and volunteers at St. Joseph Parish strive to make the celebration of Mass meaningful and fruitful to all Catholics who attend St. Joseph Church through the proclamation of the Word of God and the participation of the Body and Blood of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Liturgy Committee
Under the direction of the Pastor, this group strives to bring forth the beauty and mystery of the Church’s rich liturgical heritage. Its membership includes those with the knowledge and artistic skills needed to bring the liturgy alive with music, poetry, and art. Members are sensitive to the thirst of people for scripture, theology, and prayer.
Staff Contact: Mary Ann Burridge

Altar Servers
Any parishioner having completed the first half of fourth grade, and able to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the awesome mystery of the Mass, may volunteer to be trained to assist the celebrant during Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Volunteers must attend a formal training session.
Time Commitment: After training, available for weekend Masses, and possibly for weddings, funerals and special liturgies on an as-needed basis.
Staff Contact: Greg Reynolds

Art and Environment
Volunteers help provide an inspirational and prayerful environment for the liturgies done through decoration, banners and lighting.
Time Commitment: Varies — Periodic planning meetings, project work (designing/making banners, floral arrangements, altar cloths, etc.) and decorating for major celebrations (Lent, Advent, Christmas, Easter).
Staff Contact: Jeanette Coleman

Cross Bearers
As scheduled, carry processional cross at the beginning and end of weekend Masses. Training is provided.
Staff Contact: Greg Reynolds

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

This ministry provides the opportunity to assist the Presider with distribution of the Eucharist at daily and weekend Masses. You must be a practicing Catholic in a regular marriage with a love for Jesus in the Eucharist.
Staff Contact: Mary Ann Burridge

Lectors
Volunteers are trained to proclaim the word of God during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Lectors also may be called upon to lead the Prayers of the Faithful and deliver weekly announcements at the end of Mass.
Staff Contact: Mary Ann Burridge