For the purpose of assisting the work of the common priesthood of the faithful, other particular ministries also exist, not consecrated by the sacrament of Holy Orders; their functions are determined by the bishops, in accord with liturgical traditions and pastoral needs. ” Servers, readers, commentators, and members of the choir also exercise a genuine liturgical function.”
In the celebration of the sacraments it is thus the whole assembly that is leitourgos, each according to his function, but in the “unity of the Spirit” who acts in all. “In liturgical celebrations each person, minister or layman, who has an office to perform, should carry out all and only those parts which pertain to his office by the nature of the rite and the norms of the liturgy.”
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
With the Pastor’s approval, a Minister of Holy Communion receives Diocesan training (a three-hour session). Two year mandates are issued from the Bishop’s office. Ministers are scheduled to serve at Mass once or twice a month. Parish in-house training is also required and quarterly meetings are held during the liturgical year.
For more information about the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Ministry, please contact:
Angela Jones – (C) 386-852-4471 Email: [email protected]
Ministers of Hospitality | Ushers
The Ministry of Hospitality (Ushers & Greeters) is a wonderful way to become further involved in your parish. Activities include greeting parishioners and visitors before Mass, helping with the collection, and distributing bulletins after Mass. Each of our Masses could greatly use your assistance. Never underestimate the power of a simple smile or handshake, which greets our parishioners, guests, or even a visitor to our parish. No formal training is required, just a willingness to help. The Ministry of Hospitality is open to all; even the entire family can become involved. If you are interested, please see an usher at any of our Masses or contact the Parish office.
For more information about the Ministers of Hospitality Ministry, please contact:
Angela Jones – (C) 386-852-4471 Email: a[email protected]
As described by the Bishops’ Committee on the Liturgy, “Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music is of preeminent importance… The quality of joy and enthusiasm which music adds to community worship cannot be gained in any other way.” They continue that music “can unveil a dimension of meaning and feeling, a communication of ideas and intuitions which words alone cannot yield.” As Music Ministers, we have an awesome responsibility to help our community worship in spirit and truth. While we’re at it, we can also experience tremendous joy and enthusiasm ourselves! As your Music Director, I relish my role as “seeker and developer” of talent here at St. Brendan Church. If you are interested in joining the choir, please attend one of our practices, which are held every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about the Music Ministry, please contact:
Janice Leach-Davila – 386-441-1505 ext 305
A reader reflects on the Sunday scriptures and proclaims the scriptures at Mass once or twice a month. This ministry is open to all those who are fully initiated (baptized, confirmed, and received their First Communion).
For more information about the Readers of the Word Ministry, please contact:
John Howley – 386-451-4645 Email: [email protected]
Students are eligible to become Altar Servers during their 4th grade year.
Questions pertaining to Altar Serving should be directed to the Parish Office: