St. John's Ministry Schedules

Lectors – “When the Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself is speaking to his people, and Christ, present in his own word, is proclaiming the gospel.” (GIRM 29).(1) According to ancient tradition, and the teaching of the Church, the readings other than the Gospel are proclaimed by lay ministers called lectors.


“Yours is the task of telling our family story, the story of salvation…
You proclaim a word that heals and comforts and consoles…
Yours is the ministry of the table of God’s word, which feeds the hungers and the longing of our hearts for truth…
Yours is to offer the story of the “great things the Lord has done for us,” that we might turn to the table of Eucharist…
Come to your work in awesome reverence of the word you proclaim: it is the Lord’s word.”
from: Yours is a Share: The Call of Liturgical Ministry, by Austin Fleming, 1985. The Pastoral Press, Washington, DC


Saint John's Lector Schedules: Lector Schedule - August 31 through October 27, 2019.

Communion Ministers are laypeople who volunteer to bring the Body and Blood of Christ to the community. Ministers serve as needed at liturgies, assisting the priest and/or deacon in distribution of Communion. They visit sick or homebound parishioners, bringing them Communion and making them feel a part of our parish community. Parishioners in nursing homes and hospitals are also visited by our homebound ministers.

Saint John's Communion Ministers Schedules: Communion Minister Schedule - August 3 - October 6, 2019 and Communion Minister Schedule - October 12 - December 15, 2019.

Youth Altar Servers- At a special Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (on October 17, 2007) to honor Altar Servers, Cardinal Sean O’Mally had this to say to Altar Servers: “Every time you serve at Mass you are helping Jesus to perform a miracle — He could perform that miracle without us, but he wants us to be a part of it,” and “At Mass, you are serving the greatest King of all.” “Jesus calls each of us to a lifetime of service… We are blessed to have so many young people so willing today to become active members of their parishes and to share their energy and talents with our Catholic faith community. Today we celebrate their accomplishments and their love of the Church through their important commitment to the Mass and parish life.”

Saint John's Youth Altar Server Schedules: Altar Server Schedule - September 7 - November 3, 2019 and Altar Server Schedule - November 9 - December 22, 2019.

 

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