There are a variety of ways for QHR - Wea members to become involved in our liturgical celebrations. You can help create and maintain a sense of welcoming and belonging for all our parishioners and guests to our church community. We invite you to join us in one of the following ministries. To get started or to get more information on the ministries listed below, please contact Carol Quackenbush, Liturgy Chairperson.
The Altar Servers provide an invaluable service at liturgical celebrations for our church community by assisting at mass and special liturgies. They receive the benefit of working directly with the priest and learning more about the mass and the church which is an integral part of the celebration. Children in the 4th grade or older are invited to serve. A required training is provided.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers serve the assembly by assisting the Priest at the altar and distributing the Body and Precious Blood of Christ. Both ministers perform this duty during Liturgical Celebrations (i.e. Mass and similar celebrations). They are formally installed to serve in this capacity during Mass. Adults and youth age 16 or older who have received Confirmation are invited to serve in this very special and rewarding ministry. A required training is provided.
This is a group of volunteers who greet parishioners and guests as they enter the church for Mass. This ministry is a vital part of our Community. We are the first people to come into contact with parishioners and guests as they enter the church for mass. It is up to us to make them feel welcome and a part of our Church family. We encourage all parishioners, including our children to join this ministry. The time commitment is minimal and the rewards are wonderful.
It is the privilege of lectors to proclaim the Word of God at our liturgical celebration, the Mass at all Sunday Masses and special liturgies throughout the year. Lectors read the first and second scripture readings, the prayers of the faithful and the announcements. All persons ages 16 and older are invited to serve in this very rewarding ministry. A required training is provided.
They help to create and maintain a sense of welcoming and belonging for parishioners and guests to our church community. These are a group of men and women who volunteer their time to extend a warm greeting to those who attend mass each week by assisting in greeting parishioners and guests, assist with seating, taking up the collection, handing out information during mass as needed and seeing to it that the services flow smoothly and orderly, thus heightening the mood to receive God’s Word to ensure a safe and focused environment during the liturgy.
They provide the care and upkeep of the sacristy, prepares the church for Mass, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals and other worship services. This includes the setting out of the vessels and elements of the bread and wine before mass as well as cleaning up after mass. The work of the sacristan is very rewarding. No prior experience is needed, training is provided.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick or Homebound
These ministers distribute Holy Communion to homebound parishioners and those Catholics who are in nursing home and assisted-living facilities. Training is offered.