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Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Your willingness to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, reflects not only a response to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, but a commitment to Christ as you share in the preaching, teaching and leading aspects of the church.

By offering the Eucharist, you recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom you minister, and ultimately you act as the Body of Christ by fully participating in the life of the parish and the wider community. Your willingness to commit to a monthly schedule, to prepare properly for your service and to arrive on time and dressed appropriately for your assigned Mass, further reflects that commitment.

To serve as a Eucharistic Minister at Daily or Weekend Masses:
          Contact Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.

To serve as a Homebound Minister where you bring Communion to the sick or shut-ins:
          Contact Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.


LECTORS

The ministry of a Lector is a wonderful work, and an extremely rewarding ministry. Lectors have a critical role in the celebration of the Mass. Since the Lector proclaims not just any word, but the Word of God, it is essential that he or she develops the skills required to communicate God’s message competently.

The call to be a Lector is something that demands preparation. In becoming a Lector, you are accepting the responsibility to do your best, to practice and to continually look for ways to improve your ability to communicate the Word of God clearly to the congregation. As a Lector you are entrusted with some of the most powerful stories that have been handed down to us from generation to generation in both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament; stories that God continues to speak through those called into the various ministries of the Church. To be a lector is to be given an opportunity for your own personal growth in Jesus. Lectors proclaim the Word of God. They act as the voice of Christ at the Eucharist Assembly and other prayer services.

To serve as a Lector at Daily or Weekend Masses:
          Contact Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.

New! - We have new protocols for Lectors. Please click here for more information.


ALTAR SERVERS

Boys and girls who have celebrated their First Eucharist are welcomed and encouraged to take an active role in ministry by assisting with the tasks involved in our liturgical celebrations.

Please email Deacon Chuck Hanafin @ chashanafin@verizon.net, or call him at 781-272-5696.


MINISTER'S SCHEDULES

August Weekend Minister Schedule


MAKING TRADES IN MINISTRY SCHEDULER PRO

We have been asked on how to trade assignments in Ministry Scheduler Pro. Our MSP Trades page gives you detailed instructions.


MINISTER'S HANDBOOKS

pdf.png Lector + Eucharistic Minister Handbook (Updated for 2016)
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pdf.png Pastoral Visitor Handbook
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