OLMCC Liturgical Ministries Descriptions
Liturgy is best described as the public worship of the Church. While there are many types of liturgies, the Mass and the seven sacraments are the primary forms of liturgical celebrations. The parish Liturgy Committee is responsible for providing trained liturgical ministers for weekend, Holy Day and weekday liturgies.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at all Masses. Any confirmed parishioner at least 16 years of age may serve. No prior experience is needed; training is required. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are asked to offer to serve at any Masses they attend, including special liturgies and on holy days. EMHC Sign up
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to Sick
This ministry ensures that all parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized or otherwise unable to attend Mass can receive Communion on a regular basis. No prior experience is necessary, but training is required. Extraordinary Ministers who serve at Mass are encouraged to participate. Those who are unable to attend Mass because of illness or infirmity should contact the parish office.
The lector proclaims the Word of God during the Liturgy of the Word, an ancient tradition of the Church. A lector is required for each of the weekend Masses, at seasonal liturgies, like Christmas and Easter, and other special liturgies throughout the year. No experience is necessary, but training at Our Lady of the Mount is required. All lectors must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
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Teen Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at all Masses. Any confirmed parishioner at least 16 years of age may serve. No prior experience is needed; training is required. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve at Easter, Christmas and other special liturgies as appropriate.
Christ taught that hospitality is the basic action of the Christian disciple. The greeter is the designated minister of hospitality. Greeters – women, men and children – ensure that people are welcomed and assisted. Men and women above the age of 16 may serve at Mass at least one weekend per month, also at Christmas, Easter and other important events in the church. Training is provided. Children of greeters are always invited to assist their parents.