Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Liturgical Ministries
Liturgical Ministry Members serve Our Parish during the Mass.

Servers, readers, commentators, and members of the choir also exercise a genuine liturgical function."  (CCC # 1143)

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Altar Server Image Altar Servers
Grades 4 and up. Training provided. Serve during our Weekly Masses.

"7. Servers carry the cross, the processional candles, hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary."

"8. Servers respond to the prayers and dialogues of the priest along with the congregation. They also join in singing the hymns and other chants of the liturgy."

Comes From: Guidelines For Altar Servers, US Conference of Catholic Bishops


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Eucharistic Ministers
Assist with the distribution of the Eucharist
with prayer, reverence and dignity.
Training required of new ministers.

Lector Proclaim God's Word Image

Proclaim God's Word.
Initial & occasional training required.

Priest Vestments in the Sacristy Image

Prepare the Altar and surrounding areas
for the Liturgy.

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Ushers & Greeters
Warmly welcome Mass participants and
assist them with locating seats.

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Make and mend Church Banners and
Vestments to enhance the Liturgical
Celebrations. Sew by machine or hand.

Calligraphy Image
Print or help design programs or other
special materials used to enhance the
Liturgical celebrations.

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Art and Environment
Design and decorate the Church for
Liturgical Celebrations.

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Flower Guild
Prepare Decorative Floral Arrangements
for Weekly Liturgies.

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Lead the congregation in singing.
Training provided.
** Need not be a choir member. **

Organ and Music Image
Perform instrumental music, hymns and interludes
as well as accompany the Choirs during the Mass.
Training provided.

Choir Hymnal on Organ Image
Sing during the Mass and other Parish activities
in one of our Choirs: Adult Choir, Youth Choir,
or the Children's Choir.  OLL Choir Webpage

If you are interested in any of the above ministries or would like additional information, please call the Church Office at (205) 836-2274.

Photo used at the Top of this Page: "The Liturgy" Animated Gif

Other Photo Credits for Pictures used on this Page:
Sacristan: "Vestments" by: "whichwould" is licensed under "CC BY-SA 2.0"

Ushers and Greeters:  "Ushers" by Erica Minton (Changes Made: Cropped and made smaller) is licensed under "CC BY-NC 2.0"

Seamstress: "Sewing" by Rodrigo Campos (Changes Made: White Border has been removed) is licensed under  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Calligrapher: "Calligraphy" by olarte.ollie is licensed under  CC BY-SA 2.0

Art and Environment: "Double Helix Spiral Staircase - Vatican Museum" by Daniel Peckham is licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Flower Guild: "Greenstone Fields Flowers" by George Brett is licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Cantor: "A Word from the Cross" by Charles Clegg is licensed under  CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Organist: "music-279332_1920.jpg" by geralt is licensed under CC0 1.0 Public Domain

Choir: "Please open your hymnals to page 276 . . ." by wilbur is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Last modified: March 18, 2017