The role of Alter Server is very critical to the Liturgy. Altar Servers support the celebration of the Liturgy by assisting in certain ritual functions, such as carrying the cross during processions, and assisting in certain practical matters, including holding the book for the Presider, setting the table, and more. etc.).
Training for Altar Servers can begin in fourth grade and includes learning all the parts of the Mass and how to perform the required duties. It also includes many months of serving with an experienced mentor to gain confidence. Many Altar Servers participate throughout middle school and high school. Adults may also serve in this ministry.
Bread and Cup
Also known as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or Eucharistic Ministers, Bread and Cup ministers are confirmed lay volunteers who help distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the St. Agnes community during the Mass. Some volunteers also deliver the Eucharist to members of our parish who are homebound as part of the Bread and Cup Ministry to the Homebound.
Environment and Arts
The Environment and Arts Ministry is responsible for setting the seasonal environment of the Church. When the St. Agnes Church was built, they designed and created all the banners and other pieces used during liturgies. Their duties include ordering flowers, storing and preparing banners and altar cloths, and decorating the church for all liturgical seasons throughout the year.
If you would like to be part of this ministry and express your creativity through liturgical art, let us know.
Chair: Jane Drewes
Eucharistic Bread Baking Ministry
This ministry bakes unleavened bread according to Diocesan standards by selected parishioners. The Eucharistic Bread is provided for all weekend Masses.
Chair: Judy Lilga
Our Hospitality ministers are so much more than ushers. It’s not just about finding you a seat in our worship space, it’s about welcoming both parishioners and visitors into the life of our liturgy. You’ll find our Hospitality Ministers are often the first to arrive and the last to leave each liturgy. We have found many families have enjoyed doing this ministry together.
Historically the sacred scriptures were proclaimed orally for all to hear, and that tradition continues today. It is more than just reading; it is engaging the parish community with the Word of God. Lectors will be trained both in knowledge of Scripture and good principles of public speaking.