Liturgical Commission

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Altar Servers: Young people in fifth grade and above are welcome to take part in this ministry. They assist the priest during Mass and at weddings and funerals.

Choir and Instrumentalists: Cantors or the full choir sing at the Saturday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. liturgies. A youth choir and an adult singing group alternately provide music at the Sunday 5:30 p.m. liturgy. A call out for new members happens in the fall of each year. An ability to read music is preferred but not required.

Handbells: Members of this ministry provide music in conjunction with the choir at Sunday liturgies. An ability to read music is a requirement.

Environment Committee: This committee, whose members are skilled in design, sewing, floral arranging and construction, assist in creating the environment for the celebration of the liturgy.

Eucharistic Ministers: These lay ministers assist in the distribution of the Eucharist during Sunday liturgies. Many also visit the homebound or those who are in nursing facilities, and some lead Communion services at the parish on weekdays.

Lectors: These individuals proclaim the Word at the Sunday liturgies. In order to ensure members may participate in at least one Sunday liturgy per month, membership in this ministry is limited.

Hospitality: These volunteers greet parishioners as they enter the church to attend Sunday Mass. They provide a warm welcome and are available to answer questions.

Sacristy Linens: Linens are washed and cared for per church procedures by a small group of parishioners. These linens are used during the liturgies throughout the week and on Sunday. Members are scheduled on a rotating basis. Another group makes baptismal garments for the infants who are baptized at St. Christopher Parish.

Ushers: Men and women are invited to be a part of this ministry. These volunteers help seat people and provide assistance in special circumstances. They also assist in taking up the collection during Mass. They are scheduled on a rotating basis.

Youth Cantors: Children in grades three through high school make up our youth choir, which sings at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on the second and fourth Sundays of the month during the school year.