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Liturgy and Worship

Altar Care

We clean the altar, sacristy, chapel and Church area. About 2 hrs once every 9 months. We also come together to do a major cleaning at Christmas and Easter. 

Altar Servers

The purpose of the Altar Server is to assist the priest and deacons at Mass. The spiritual purpose draws children, teens and adults to a more intimate relationship with Jesus because of their involvement in the liturgy. The ministry participates in serving at weekday Masses, weekend Masses, Holy Day Masses, weddings and funerals. There is an initial training which is typically held on Saturday morning from 9:30-11:30am in the Church. Altar Servers are typically scheduled once a month for weekend Masses or once a week for weekday masses. 

Art & Environment

To create a visual environment in the church that celebrates the liturgical seasons of the year. 

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

CLOW is designed to make the Gospel message and the celebration of the Liturgy of the Word relevant to the lives and experiences of young children ages 5-8 years old by including them in the liturgy and creating a sense of belonging. 

 

Elijah Cup 

The purpose and goal of this ministry is to pray for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life. The responsibility of the individual/family is to take the Elijah cup home for a week and bring it back to the same Mass the following week. During the week, the individual/family prays for vocations. 

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest and deacons with the distribution of Holy Communion at each Mass. Ministers also bring Holy Communion to the sick in hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes. 

 

Click here to download the application to be a Eucharistic Minister.

 

Lectors

Lectors provide prayerful proclamation of the Word of God at Sunday Masses and other special liturgical celebrations. The individual must feel comfortable reading before a congregation. The individual must also be prepared to proclaim the Word, show up on time, and dress appropriately. 

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee assists the Pastor in his role as Liturgical Leader of the parish. Consisting of the heads of all the liturgical ministries the Liturgy Committee is responsible for overseeing the liturgical life of the parish. Members regularly review and critique the liturgies and make recommendations for improvement. 

Ministers of Hospitality

Ministers of Hospitality help to create a welcoming, friendly and well-ordered environment. Greet and welcome the faithful as they gather for worship, assist with the seating of the congregation, collect the offertory. direct the procession to communion, and distribute the parish bulletins. We are usually the first contact when people come into the Church. 

Sacristans

The sacristans are parishioners who prepare the church and sanctuary for the celebration of each and every Mass, as well as assuring the worship space and liturgical items are kept clean and returned to their proper place. 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Nicholas Dragone, Director of Music and Liturgy, if you are interested in any of these Ministries, 770-478-0178 x140 or ndragone@stphilipbenizi.org

 

 

 

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