As Jesus reminds us that he is the vine and we are the branches, and it is the branches through which nourishment enlivens the vine, so it is with parish ministries. There are many ministries by which our parish is enriched – some of which require occasional participation, and others which entail regular service. One does not become a parishioner simply by attending Sunday Mass. Your involvement in one of these ministries will not only enrich your life, but it will also vitalize the communion of faith we enjoy at Sacred Heart Church.
EXTRA ORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE HOLY COMMUNION
Catholics believe the Eucharist is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God. Your willingness to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Eucharist, reflects not only response to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, but a commitment to Christ as you share in the preaching, teaching and leading aspects of the church. Eucharistic Ministers prayerfully serve the people of Sacred Heart Parish by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during mass on Saturday and Sunday masses.
To become involved with this ministry please contact Angela Marchione-Faragher at 519-831-4377
Altar servers fulfill an important ministry which enhances the celebration of the Mass. Altar Serving is one of the ways our young people can begin to contribute to the mass and live out their Baptismal promises by serving others and being witnesses to their faith in Jesus Christ. By serving at the Altar and assisting the priest, Altar Servers have the opportunity to celebrate the Mass with more active participation.
Boys and girls in Grade 3 and above are eligible to serve. Servers are provided with a schedule and training, and scheduling is flexible.
For more information please contact Renzel or Roandre Villegas at 519-823-0482.
A Minister of the Word proclaims the first or second reading from Sacred Scripture and Prayers of the Faithful at Mass. The Minister of the Word (Lector) at Mass has an important function in relation to the gathered faithful. The lector’s proclamation should communicate to each person in the assembly that the message is important to them for their conversion and faith journey. As Catholics we believe that the Scriptures are the inspired Word of God. The Word teaches, inspires, reprimands and warns. It is a gift that leads us to sacramental encounter with the living Lord, a gift that shapes our lives as Christian. Proclaiming God's word is a very special kind of reading.
For more information please contact Angela Marchione-Faragher 519-831-4377.