Liturgical Formation

Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. An engaging liturgical celebration utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, such as reader or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC), your participation brings life to our celebrations.

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Those who wish to serve our parishes as a Reader at Mass are invited to take the appropriate steps to begin their ministry. Check out the requirements, download the appropriate forms, and learn more about answering the call to serve.

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Those who wish to serve our parishes as an Extraordinary Minister are invited to take the appropriate steps to begin their ministry. Check out the requirements, download the appropriate forms, and learn more about answering the call to serve.

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Check out our resources pertaining to liturgical ministry.

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Norms Governing Liturgical Ministers

Please feel free to download a copy of the Norms Governing the Liturgical Ministries, which includes interactive links to source documents.

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Discover Resources for Liturgical Ministries

Pope: Find Good Readers for Mass
“We must look for good readers!” the Holy Father said Jan. 31, in off-the-cuff comments during the general audience. Good readers and psalmists understand what they are reading and can… Read More
The Role of the Laity in the Church
That the laity have no agency in the church is not magisterial teaching; it is not, in fact, true. Yet it is the paradigm through which we relate to each… Read More
Selected Readings for Liturgical Musicians
Bishop Caggiano told musicians in February that their job is to build a “bridge to the beautiful one.” We are at our best, the Bishop said, when we worship well… Read More
Beauty and Liturgy: A Program for the New Evangelization
For many Catholics worshipping on a regular basis, the experience of liturgical beauty is noticeably absent from their lives. Churches, rather than eliciting awe and wonder from the worshipper, are… Read More
Lift Up Your Hearts
Looking for a way to liven your Sunday liturgical experience this Lent? Spiritandsong.com is a virtual faith community, a place where Christians of all ages can experience faith-building music, online prayers,… Read More
Altar Server Resources
Since formation for Altar Servers happens at the local level, we thought we would put together a collection of resources parishes could use when creating a manual or list of… Read More
Selected Scripture for EMHCs
Your role as an Extraordinary Minister comes later in the Mass, but your attention to Scripture is still paramount to your ministry. To help with your reflections, we have put… Read More
Selected Scripture for Readers
You are a reader at your parish, so you are familiar with Sacred Scripture. But when was the last time you spent time in prayer with the Scriptures? To help,… Read More