During the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) assist the pastor and deacon in distributing Holy Communion. It is a blessing to serve each member of the parish family through the Eucharist. These ministers also bring the sacrament to those who are sick and homebound. In this way, those who are unable to participate in Sunday Mass. Contact Fr. Francis to find out when you can be trained to assist us as an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
This extension of our liturgy permits commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, through our ministry called Pastoral Ministers to bring the Blessed Sacrament to those who are home bound, elderly, sick, and in assisted living or senior housing facilities. They also conduct Communion services at assisted living facilities in the parish community.
Training is provided for this vital ministry, and volunteers are always needed.
Serving at the Altar of Our Lord is an honor and a great opportunity for the youth to encounter the Mass. The Altar Server ministry is open to those who have completed the third grade, have received their First Holy communion, and are members of a family that is registered in our Parish.
The Sacristan’s supervises the set-up for Daily and Weekend Masses. They coordinate the Liturgical Ministers who are serving at that specific Mass. The Sacristan is responsible for the set-up and physical arrangement of the Liturgy. Training is required and will be provided.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass so as to bring alive the scriptures in the hearts of the faithful gathered. The Lector ministry at St. Joseph's accepts new lectors regularly. Training is required and provided periodically.
Members of this hospitality ministry greet those arriving for Sunday Mass & other Parish events.
Ushers assist the parish by providing hospitality, discretely maintaining order and dignity at all liturgies, and handling emergencies.
If you are interested in any of the above Liturgical Ministries, please reach out to Fr. Francis to get more information on how to volunteer.