Liturgy & Environment

Through the liturgy we discover who we are called to be as we experience the Word of God and celebrate the changing power of the sacraments. Liturgy is an act of prayer that is best experienced by participating. 

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OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE INCLUDE…

Liturgy/Environment Development Team: This development team plans and evaluates parish liturgies. We offer training and support to all liturgical ministers and seek to update, educate and communicate needed information to the congregation regarding our liturgical rites. Development teams meet each third Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8PM, September through May.

Altar Server: (Grade 4-Adult) Altar servers assist the priest and the congregation during the liturgy. They participate in the processional and recessional, carry the cross, hold the book for the celebrant, help prepare the altar and washes the hands of the priest. Servers also clean up after Mass. The ministry of altar serving is for all ages. We strongly encourage adults to become part of this ministry. Serve and be an example. A training session and guidelines are provided. Altar Server Guidelines

Usher: (Grade 6-Adult) Ushers assist by greeting and seating parishioners as they arrive for Mass. Ushers provide any needed set up for Mass, take up the collection, distribute bulletins and clean up the worship space. A training session and guidelines are provided for this ministry. Usher Guidelines

Greeter: (Grade K-Adult) With a warm, friendly and engaging presence, greeters welcome all who enter the Mass. This is a great ministry for families. A training session and guidelines are provided. Greeter Guidelines

Eucharistic Minister: A Eucharistic Minister is a confirmed Catholic that serves the Body and Blood of Christ. Ministers of the Eucharist have accepted a role in the church community which calls them to a strengthening of their appreciation and understanding of the Eucharist. This ministry of distributing the Eucharist and repeating the proclamation of the words “The Body of Christ” or “The Blood of Christ” allows the ministers to reflect on the changing power of the grace of God that is given to each of us during this holy celebration. A training session and guidelines are provided. Eucharistic Minister Guidelines

Lector: (Grade 6-Adult) The role of proclaiming the Word of God belongs to lectors. Liturgical workbooks containing the Sunday readings are available to help lectors prepare. A training session and guidelines are provided. Lector Guidelines

Eucharistic Adoration: Scheduled adorers are always needed for this quiet time spent in prayer before Jesus, present in the Eucharist. A Consecrated Host is placed in the center of the Monstrance and set on the altar for all to see and worship Jesus’ body, blood, soul, and divinity. Adoration is celebrated at Christ Our Light-South every second Sunday of the month after the 10:30 AM Mass until 6:00 PM.

Liturgical Decorating Team: This team meets as needed to prepare the liturgical space for each season or festival. They decorate, sew banners, and maintain plants and candles.

Seamstress: People who sew liturgical banners and/or paraments.

Videographer: This person prepares the video camera/projectors for over-flow seating during larger Masses. They record special events.

For more information regarding liturgical ministries, please contact

Mo Putnam, Director of Music and Liturgy
763-389-2115   Cell 320-339-0651