Sacristans were listed by writers and church councils as "Ministers of God". When recounting his life in the 4th century, Bishop Paulinus of Nola wrote "I call the Lord to witness the I longed to begin my holy service with the name and office of sacristan".
SACRISTIES are privileged places where the liturgical rites are prepared and where the treasured objects that facilitate prayer are stored.
ADULT SERVER & YOUNG ADULT SERVER
Adult Servers assist with the celebration of the Eucharist at Saturday and Sunday Masses and at other liturgical celebrations throughout the year. They are also needed for Baptisms, Funerals, Weddings and other special celebrations.
Junior Servers assist with the celebration of the Eucharist at Saturday and Sunday Masses and at other special liturgical celebrations throughout the year.
JUNIOR SERVER TRAINING VIDEO
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READERS & COMMENTATORS
Readers play an important role in the Mass. They proclaim the Word of God to the People of God. These words are not dead words of the past. They are alive and current and apply to our lives today. They are personal messages of guidance, support, teaching and love from our God. These words apply to our lives today. Commentators give a welcome message just before the beginning of Mass.
Eucharistic Ministers are trained lay people entrusted to perform a special service for the members of their community, and by performing this extraordinary service, they distinguish themselves by their Christian Life, faith ad morals. Eucharistic Ministers are women and men who want to serve as an expression of their shared life and love of God. They desire to grow in love of the Eucharist, to personify more deeply Christ's love for others and to aspire to high moral standards.
USHERS & GREETERS
The ministry of Hospitality is a relatively new role for Catholics. Pre-Vatican II editions of the Roman Missal contain no mention of hospitality or greeting. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal lists among the liturgical ministers "those who, in some places, meet the faithful at the church entrance, lead them to appropriate places, and direct processions", but no name is given to this ministers, nor is it described in any further detail. Fortunately, this situation has changed in most Catholic Parishes. Today, parishioners and visitors are greeted by Ministers of Hospitality, Ushers and Greeters, who welcome us into the Eucharistic assembly that is taking place in the church.
Good Liturgy requires and is enhanced by good music. Parishioners with all types and all levels of musical skills and abilities are needed to participate in Music Ministry for Sunday Masses and special celebrations including funerals and weddings. All types of musical instrumentalists, vocalists and leaders of song are required at the various celebrations held at The Catholic Parish of Corpus Christi.
ARTS & ENVIRONMENT
The Arts & Environment ministers provide our Parish with the vibrant colours and special touches that accent and enrich our celebrations. For the most part, we prefer to keep the appearance of our Parish very humble, but tasteful, in the manner which Jesus would likely have preferred.
We ask that Parishioners do not water the plants since our team tends to all of the live plants regularly.