"In addition to the ordained ministers there are roles in the liturgy which are exercised by lay people who place their time and talent at the service of the liturgical assembly." (USCCB)
At St. Bernard, liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given us to the fullest extent. Whether participating "behind the scenes" preparing and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Information regarding each liturgical ministry can be found below and/or by clicking on the specific ministry to the right.
Individuals act as altar servers at the Funeral Mass of a fellow-parishioner. They accompany the presider as he greets the family and receives the body in the entrance procession and assists the priest during the Mass. Servers used for funerals are trained specifically for these Masses and are used on an as need basis. To learn more about the Funeral Altar Server Ministry at St. Bernard Parish, contact Rhonda.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is a ministry called to serve the life of the Church, the loving Body and Blood of Christ, by bringing the Eucharist to their fellow parishioners at daily and weekend Mass and special liturgical celebrations. Click on the image to the left for more information.
The Hospitality Greeter is a person who reflects the warmth and welcome of Christ himself. Always conscious of Christ’s words, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me”, greeters are friendly people who are attracted to all age groups and nationalities.
The Ministry of Hospitality is open to all – women and men, individuals and families. Click on the image to the left for more information.
If you have worshipped at St. Bernard Parish, you know how helpful our overhead screens are to the congregation's participation in each Mass. We are fortunate to have large screens in our worship space to assist the congregation with prayers and music. Click on the image to the left for more information.
Ever wonder how the various linens that are used during the Masses each week magically appear all clean and folded? Every wonder how everything is all ready and set up for Mass each week? Both of these areas involve a ministry that involves taking care of things needed to be done before liturgy can take place. Sacristans can serve as Liturgy Assistants and/or as Altar Linen cleaners. Click on the image to the left for more information.