"The Church earnestly desires that all the faithful be led to that full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people' (1 Pt 2:9; see 2:405) is their right and duty by reason of their baptism."
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
Volunteers participate in the sacredness of the Eucharistic liturgy by caring for the altar linens. Friends launder and iron purificators and linens and do light altar cleaning. The time commitment is usually once every six months and is flexible. For more information, please contact Victoria Hurtado at 919-423-8443.
Young people in 5th grade or older participate in the liturgy by assisting the presiders at Mass. Contact Tim Kennedy or log in to your Ministry Scheduler Pro account.
Art and Environment
Volunteers in this ministry assist in preparing and decorating the church for weekend liturgies, special occasions and seasonally. The time commitment varies according to need and season. Contact: Margie Burton.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
Serve your sisters and brothers in Christ by assisting in the distribution of holy communion at parish celebrations, either as a minister of bread or the cup. Training is provided before or after weekend Masses, and you are welcome to serve as often as you are able. Arrival 15 minutes before the celebration of Mass is the only additional time commitment requested. Contact Fr. Hugh.
9:30 or 11:15 Mass: The Adult English-speaking Choir for each of these Masses practices on Wednesdays from 7-9. This combined choir regularly prepares and presents SATB choral anthems of varying levels of difficulty. Additionally Wednesdays are used to prepare for major feast day liturgies as well as our choral Lessons and Carols on December 24th and the Seven Last Words of Christ on Good Friday. Singers are welcome to rehearse for just these special events.
5:30 Saturday Mass: The choir for the Saturday Mass rehearses before Mass on Saturday at 4:30pm. They also prepare anthems, but primarily unison or two-part. Choristers who sing for the Saturday Mass are still welcome to join the Wednesday rehearsals and be part of feast day and holiday music ministry.
1:30 or 5pm Mass: The Coro Latino practices on Tuesdays from 7-8:30. This choir prepares music for the Sunday liturgies as well as special choral anthems for special occasions. Although historically this choir sings primarily unison music, as the choir’s abilities grow, so does the challenge of new music being learned.
Proficient instrumentalists are welcome to play with the music ministry at all Masses. These musicians gather with the choir 45 minutes to an hour before Mass to warm up and prepare. It is essential that musicians be well trained, able to read music, and able to arrive early to prepare themselves for the liturgy. Formal rehearsal for major events, feasts, and holiday are announced and held on an as-needed basis.
Regardless of native language, all are welcome in any choir of their choosing! The choirs take a rehearsal hiatus in the summer months, but they do continue to come together each Sunday to sing for Mass year-round.
Contact Angela Flynn, the Director of Liturgy and Music, for more information.
A lector is a minister who proclaims the Word of God from the lectionary at Mass. This ministry is open to all those who are fully initiated into the Catholic Church (Baptized, Confirmed, and received their First Holy Communion. If you are interested in becoming a lector at Mass, please contact Jessica Singagliese
Be a welcoming presence to those entering the sacred space of the church. Ushers greet and seat worshipers at weekend liturgies and other liturgical events and assist with the collection and Communion. The time commitment is at least once a month at the Mass you usually attend.
Contact Margie Burton at 919-682-3449, ext. 260.