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Altar servers assist the priest during the mass or prayer services. Often called acolytes, this is an important ministry of service. Previously open only to boys, Pope John Paul II allowed girls to serve in this ministry in 1994. Altar servers help during weekend masses and at masses for holidays, weddings, funerals and other special events. A schedule is printed and mailed home for each server, Servers are responsible for finding a substitute if they cannot attend the mass for which they are scheduled.
Children in grade 4 and older may be altar servers. There is a training session that is required, and a handbook is given to new servers. Altar servers must learn the order of the mass, and the practical movements required to assist the priest. There are specific roles altar servers have: cross bearer, acolyte, book bearer, etc. Your manual will help you become familiar with procedures.
To warmly welcome members to the community as they enter St Vincent Ferrer Church. To be available to answer questions prior to the beginning of the liturgy. A willingness to commit time prior to the beginning of Mass to welcome and assist individuals who need help when entering the church. Must be available 20 minutes before Mass.
To assist the celebrant in the distribution of the Precious Body and Blood at Mass. To become and extraordinary minister of the Eucharistic you must first have received the Sacraments of Initiation, which include Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
This ministry offers support to people of the parish who have experienced the death of a loved one. Volunteers are needed to reach out to others during the grieving process. Practical help can be given, such as planning the funeral liturgy and communicating to the parish staff any specific needs of the family.
The Catholic Funeral Rites are celebrations that enable the family with the support of the Christian community to mourn as well as to hope by focusing on the mystery of the death and resurrection of Christ. Please contact the Bereavement Committee through the Parish office 791-9030 to make arrangements and to plan the Mass.
To proclaim the Word clearly and effectively to the assembly. Excel in proclamation of Scripture. Must have the willingness to give adequate preparation time before each assigned liturgy. Willingness to attend training sessions, workshops, Scripture classes and reflection groups on an ongoing basis.
Music Ministry at St. Vincent Ferrer’s is made up of the Choir and the Contemporary Ensemble, both directed by Jim McCormick. Instrumentalists are also encouraged to contact Mr. McCormick. Musicians help to provide a prayerful atmosphere at weekend masses as well as other liturgies throughout the year.
“Music ministers realize the importance of music in liturgy and are willing to work with dedication toward the fullest possible expression of sung prayer.” The choir rehearses one night a week from September through May, and sings at the 11:00 Sunday Mass on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The contemporary Ensemble rehearses one night per week all year long, and sings at the 11:00 Mass on the first and third Sundays of the month throughout the year.
To assist the priest in the orderly celebration of Mass and to direct the flow of the congregation in and out of the church. Willing to commit to extra time prior to and after Mass to greet and assist members into and out of the church.
To prepare the Sanctuary and Altar for the celebration of Mass in the Church, as well as other Liturgical celebrations.
The purpose of the Worship Committee is to foster the growth of a living, authentic liturgical tradition in the parish in accordance with the principles set forth for the celebration of the liturgy by the Second Vatican Council. This commission is advisory to the Pastor.