"Let a man so account of us, as of ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God." 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
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Holy Communion Ministry
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word celebrates the Word of God, as children hear and relate to weekend age-appropriate readings in language suitable for them. The Cathedral encourages participation of children ages 5 to 13. The Sunday Gospel is read and discussion or an activity is conducted by an assigned presenter. The goal is to create readings relative and memorable to the children and to enhance their worship experience. The children return to the Cathedral during the preparation of the gifts as together, we celebrate Holy Communion.
Art & Environment
On a visual level, art and environment play an important role in expressing the meaningfulness of liturgy. By enhancing the Cathedral with color, light, living environment and other elements, we enrich and enliven the worship experience. Aside from creating and maintaining a constant environment for all masses throughout the year, our larger undertakings include: Advent, Christmas and Easter Masses and special feasts such as St. Nicholas, San Lorenzo Ruiz, and particularly our Diocese’ patroness, Our Lady Queen of the World.
Hospitality After Mass
Ministers of hospitality encourage welcoming engagement with parishioners after the mass and provide refreshments.
Acolytes (Altar Servers)
Formerly a minor order in the Catholic Church, today any lay man or woman can serve as an altar server. As a server, you may assist with both the sacred mysteries of the Mass and their preparation and clean up. Servers assist whenever possible while anticipating the needs of each presider and liturgical element. Servers may be called upon to serve on Sundays, Holy Days, and special feasts periodically throughout the year. No advance experience is necessary.
Greeters and Ushers serve an important role in creating a sense of community by welcoming and ushering members of the community during liturgies.
As a lector, you have the task of making God present in the liturgy of the Word for our community. We train each lector individually and all are welcome to participate in this wonderful ministry.
For generations, the Church has used song to cry out in praise and lament before God. Music and liturgy are inseparable. The primary role of choir ministers is to inspire the sung prayer of the assembly. Our liturgical music ensembles draw on a rich diversity of the Church’s tradition to do this. Please visit our Music section for more information.
For More Information:
Please email the Parish Office, or call 510-832-5057.