Altar servers assist the priest at Sunday Mass and other special services. They enhance the beauty and reverence of our liturgies. The opportunity for girls and boys to be trained for this ministry begins in the fifth grade. This is a great service offered by our young people as they actively participate in their Catholic faith. As servers give of themselves to help the priest and people worship better, they also receive God’s help and blessings for their important service.
Bereavement Ministers are a group of dedicated volunteers who have been trained to assist in the grieving process by offering guidance to love ones at the time of death. They assist the family and friends of the deceased in the preparation of the funeral liturgy or wake service, and may accompany the family and friends on the day of the funeral. They provide a link with the Church for support and on-going bereavement information.
Extraordinary Minister of Communion
Extraordinary Ministers are commissioned by the pastor to administer Holy Communion under both species, bread and consecrated wine, at all Liturgies.. They may also participate in bringing communion to the homebound and to those in hospitals and residential care facilities.
Lectors strive to make the Liturgy of the Word meaningful for the assembly by proclaiming God’s Word. They aim to inspire the community to ponder and meditate on God’s words in their daily lives. Lectors receive training and a yearly workbook of readings to help with difficult pronunciations and explanations of specific emphasis throughout the reading.
The role of the Liturgy Board is to pay attention to the details of the liturgy and to suggest how it may be enhanced. They help St. Rose Parish to stay attuned to how our liturgies are celebrated according to liturgical guidelines in order to keep the liturgy meaningful and prayerful for the assembly. A particular work of the Liturgy Board is to help prepare the environment for our Church and Chapel for the seasons and special feasts of the liturgical year. The Liturgy Board invites all parishioners to join in this sacred work, especially in preparation for Christmas and Easter.
Sacristans prepare the sacred vessels, linens, hosts and wine for the celebration of Liturgy.
Team coordinators are Extraordinary Ministers who assist in welcoming and being of service to the Extraordinary Ministers who serve at the Liturgies.
Ushers greet parishioners and offer hospitality to visitors who join our parish community for worship. They also assist members of the assembly who have special needs during the liturgy. Ushers collect the offerings of the assembly and prepare them for the presentation of the gifts.