SUPPORTING THE CELEBRATION OF MASS
The Liturgy and Worship group of ministries are those ministries that directly focus on supporting the celebration of Mass at Saint Gabriels. Each ministry serves a vital role in making sure that all who come to Saint Gabriel for Mass experience the beauty and full ritual of our Catholic faith. All parishioners are invited to serve in one or more of these important ministries.
Provide assistance to the priest and deacon at Mass and at other services as required.
Commentators and Announcers
Read announcements related to upcoming events in the Parish & Diocese, and provide hospitality by helping parishioners, newcomers and visitors feel a sense of openness and warmth when they come into our Parish.
To provide sacred and uplifting music to enhance the Mass experience and to assist the parishioners in adding their voices to their prayers to our Lord.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMoCs) assist the priests and deacons in the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament at all Masses and special services.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God with careful preparation, reverence and enthusiasm.
Sacristans oversee the necessary preparations for the celebration of Mass.
Setup and control the sound system at Masses. To ensure that voice and music is transmitted throughout the church and that all parishioners can hear and understand all parts of the services.
Ushers provide assistance to parishioners before and during mass. This includes extending hospitality, helping with seating, answering questions, and taking care of the needs of those who are disabled.
Plans and prepares the church environment for the liturgical seasons and for special liturgical celebrations. Provide safety and comfort services to parishioners and guests before, during and after Mass.
Mission Statement: The Liturgy and Worship committee works to ensure that when the community gathers in worship they are provided the opportunity to actively participate in and experience the beauty and full ritual of our Catholic faith.
About the Liturgy and Worship Committee: The committee oversees all of the ministries that support the celebration of Mass at Saint Gabriels. The committee coordinates the choir, ushers, alter servers, extraordinary ministers, sound technicians and lectors at each Mass. For specific information on each of these ministries, including how to volunteer your time and talents please click on the ministry links on the left side of the page.
Point of Contact:
Email Kathy about Liturgy & Worship