Workshops, training sessions and detailed
instructions are provided for each ministry.
To Sign Up for a Ministry:
Any interested person in Grade four or older who has received
their 1st Eucharist is invited to a one hour training session.
The newly trained servers are then scheduled along with a veteran according to the Mass their family attends. Each server usually serves two times per month and they are encouraged to stay serving until the end of high school, or even longer if they wish. No one is ever too old to be an Altar Server. This is a great opportunity for the young people of our parish to be involved in the ministry of our Church.
Eucharistic Ministers distribute Communion and offer blessing
during Mass. Everyone who receives Communion from your hands has a right to the full human and divine value of this
holy moment. Any confirmed Catholic of good moral standing wishing to serve as a Eucharistic Minister may approach the parish priest to apply to be a Eucharistic Minister.
Gift Bearers represent the parish community as they present the gifts (this includes the bread, the wine, the water and the collection) at the Sunday liturgies. All families from the parish are welcome to participate in bringing up of the gifts.
Those in this ministry greet, welcome and assist parishioners and newcomers to our Sunday Worship. Welcoming is that virtue so apparent in the early Church, and still so important. In doing so, we live out Jesus’ great commandment: LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU.
Lectors give voice to the Word of God. We, the Church, look to that Word to strengthen and encourage us when we need it, to console us when we are hurting, as well as shake us up and challenge us when we are getting too comfortable. The Church values the Scripture as central to Her life. That is why those who proclaim the Word of God (Lectors) to the people of God have a great privilege.
Our music ministry is for adults and/or children who enjoy
singing or can play a musical instrument to help enrich our celebrations. We are always looking for more voices and instrumentalists to join our existing choirs. Please consider joining us and realize we need people even if you can’t make a weekly commitment. Talk to the leader at which ever Mass fits your schedule best about practice times.
Sacristans arrive one hour prior to Mass to ensure that the doors are open, the ministers are in place, the table is set and all is in readiness for our Liturgy. At the end of Mass they ensure everything is put away, the lights are off and the doors are locked. If you are a confirmed Catholic adult (18 years or older) of good moral standing wishing to serve as a
Sacristan, please talk to the priest or contact the parish
Ushers take baskets around to gather up the Sunday collection as well as assisting parishioners to find their seats or other similar duties as required. We, as Christians, are called to serve one another.
OTHER LITURGICAL MINISTERS
God created the world in beauty. This ministry allows us to participate in making the world and our celebration pleasing to God by making the church beautiful for our Sunday celebrations and special liturgical seasons.
We are always preparing for the next liturgy by ensuring that the purificators, towels, altar cloths and altar server gowns are clean and ready for use. We are always in need of an extra pair of hands.
The Resurrection Choir is a volunteer service group of All Saints
Parish whose prime objective is to donate time and talent to bereaved families by singing at funeral services. At the present time it has just over 30 dedicated members. They have also participated at various other events such as the annual Memorial Service at St. Therese Villa. All are welcome to join.