St. Therese Catholic Church

Liturgy

Liturgy Overview

If you are interested in participating in any of the following Liturgical ministries, please contact us below.   


Ministries of the Altar

Sacristans

Sacristans assist by preparing for, and cleaning up after, mass. They ensure the appropriate number of vessels are set out and the candles lit; as well as putting them away following mass. Sacristans prepare the bread and the wine used at Mass. 

Sacristans are scheduled, at their preferred Mass time, approx. 2x per month.

Greeters & Ushers

Greeters warmly welcome parishioners and visitors alike, handing out worship programs upon entering the church. They provide assistance to visitors who may be unfamiliar with the church complex, and hand out bulletins following mass. Ushers assist parishioners with finding seats prior to mass and take up the collection.

Greeters & Ushers serve at their preferred mass time.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the priest at mass. Servers participate in the opening and closing processions at mass by carrying the cross and candles. They prepare the altar during the liturgy. Children (grades 5+) and adults are invited to become altar servers. 

Servers are scheduled once or twice a month at their preferred Mass time. Training is provided.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest and deacon in distributing the Precious Body and Blood of the Lord at communion time. Those interested in becoming an Eucharistic Minister should be baptized, confirmed parishioners of St. Therese and have a love and reverence of the Eucharist.

Eucharistic Ministers are commissioned for a 3-year term by the pastor, as per the directives of the archbishop.


Ministries of the Word

Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at liturgy and present the prayers of the faithful. Lectors should possess a fondness of Scripture and be able to comfortably read in public. 

Lectors are scheduled at their preferred Mass time. 8th graders, high school students, and adults are invited to join the lector ministry.


Liturgy Support

Sacristy Linens Volunteers

This team of volunteers collect used purificators and towels from mass during the week to wash and iron them. This ministry is fulfilled at your convenience during the week. Other minor fabric care (mending and sewing) may be needed. 

One or two ministers are asked to commit one month of the year to the weekly care of the purificators and towels.


Art & Environment Ministries  

The Art & Environment Committee

The Art & Environment Committee plans, executes, maintains and evaluates the seasonal environment of the church, chapel, and gathering space. The Committee meets prior to each of the Liturgical Seasons. 

Art & Environment Volunteers

Art & Environment Volunteers assist in creating the liturgical environment (decorations) for the major liturgical seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter). There are always a variety of tasks to be done, so both children and adults are invited to participate. Watch the bulletin for details on when decorating days occur.