Liturgical Ministries

“There are different gifts but the same Spirit,
there are different ministries but the same Lord …
To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”
 

1 Corinthians, 12:4-7

Every person is called to contribute to the liturgy in a way that best utilizes their talents.  It takes the help of many people serving in a variety of different liturgical ministries to help the liturgy flow smoothly and enable the participation of the assembly.

Liturgical ministries are ways to live out your faith, give to the parish, and answer God’s call to serve our neighbors.

Training:  Hands-on training is provided to help you get started in all of the listed ministries.

Scheduling:  Liturgical ministers are scheduled at the Mass time of their preference and are asked to arrive 20 minutes before their scheduled Mass begins.

Contact:  Contact the Parish Office for more information about any of the following ministries and to find out when training will be held.  Contact by email communication@stbenedictavon.org or by phone 320-250-5618

Liturgical Ministries

  • Cantor: Sing the liturgy and lead the congregation
  • Eucharistic Minister: Distribute the Body and Blood of Christ
  • Greeter: Welcome people to worship and facilitate the collection
  • Lector: Proclaim the Word of God at Mass
  • Server: Assist the priest with Mass
  • Projectionist: Control the screens during liturgy to provide words and information for the congregation to sing out, read, and watch
  • Hospitality:  Setup hospitality booth in Church Gathering Space after Mass

Altar Server

“Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve…”   -Matthew 20:28

Description

Servers assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy by arranging vessels, the presentation of the gifts, and in prayer during Mass.  Servers model good liturgical participation by participating in song, responses, and sitting, standing, or kneeling at the appropriate times.

Training

Server training can take place at any time of the year.  Server training is usually completed with an experienced server, the coordinator of liturgy, and/or the priest.  New servers are scheduled with experienced servers for the first few months to make an easy transition into the ministry.


Eucharistic Minister

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,
and I will raise him up on the last day.”  –
John 6:54

Description

Eucharistic Ministers distribute Communion at Mass.  There is great joy and satisfaction to participate in this opportunity to minister to God’s people.

Requirements

  • Must have a love and care for the Eucharist and for all those who share in the Body and Blood of Christ
  • Must have received the sacrament of Confirmation

Training

You’ll meet with the priest to become a Eucharistic Minister.  Guidelines for the ministry will be provided.


Greeter

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” –Matthew 25:35

Description:

Here at the Church of St. Benedict, we strive to provide a welcoming atmosphere for everyone.  Greeters are often the first people that parishioners see when arriving at Mass.  Greeters provide a warm welcome to both current members of the church as well as newcomers and visitors.  At least 4 greeters are needed for every Mass.  The primary responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming people as they enter the church
  • Bring up the gifts or find families to do so
  • Answer questions
  • Prepare the worship space for the next liturgy (pick up trash, move chairs, etc.)

Requirements:

This ministry is open to anyone.  This ministry is especially favorable for families who can serve in this ministry together.

Training:

Training to become a greeter can be held at any time of the year and takes 20-30 minutes.