Ministries

Altar Servers

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Los Cristeros de Paz
Youth Group



"The young people are not just the future of the church.
They are the present and living church now!"


-Saint John Paul II 

 
 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

    In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord. (1) When the size of the congregation or the incapacity of the bishop, priest, or deacon requires it, the celebrant may be assisted by other bishops, priests, or deacons. If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, "the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the priest may also depute suitable faithful for this single occasion (GIRM 162)."
    All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine. Should there be any mishap--as when, for example, the consecrated wine is spilled from the chalice--then the affected "area . . . should be washed and the water poured into the sacrarium [ GIRM, 280]." (NDRHC, 29).

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Proclaimers of the Word (Lectors/Readers) 

    The proclamation of the Word of God is truly a ministry of the Church. The Readers present the living Word of God to the gathered assembly of the community of faith. “When the Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself is speaking to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, is proclaiming the gospel.” 
    The Ministry of the Word requires an understanding of the Scriptures, knowledge of the principles of the Liturgy and the ability to read in public. The Readers must be practicing Catholics, fully initiated in the Church, properly trained and their lives should be a living testimony of the word they proclaim.

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