Liturgical Ministries

For information about liturgical ministries, please contact Nick Roy in the parish office or email nick@spiritofchrist.org or  fill out our Ministry Registration Form and select “Liturgical Ministries”.

What is Liturgy?

A living mystery, it is always more than we can say, it eludes any easy definition.  “The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fount from which all her power flows.” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.10)

Liturgy is … the public worship carried out by the People of God, the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church.
Liturgy is….the work of the people.

“Liturgy” used as another word for “Mass.” Father might say in the announcements, “..such and such a meeting will take place after the 9:00 liturgy.”  Liturgy is a word we use for many of the rituals of the church; eg. The Rite of Infant Baptism celebrated on a Sunday afternoon is a liturgy; a Wedding, with or without a Mass is a liturgy; The Blessing of Animals is a liturgy.

Ministry Interest FormLiturgy Program Guide

Altar Servers

This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year. Girls and boys, 5th grade (or age 11) or older trained to assist at weekend Masses.

Readers/Lectors

Lectors proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond during Mass.

Music Ministry

Vocalists and instrumetalists minister at all weekend liturgies. New members are always welcome.  No audition required, just an open heart and a willingness to share your talents with your faith family.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Serve by bringing communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and unable to get to church.  They also may assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass. Services include:  Communion to homebound, Arvada area nursing homes and Lutheran Hospital.

Ushers/Greeters

Being a welcoming community is very important to us.  Greeters are the first face of the parish.  The Ushers offer assistance to those in need, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection and distribute other materials as needed.

Linens

Sew and launder the linen used during Mass.

Art & Environment

Prepare God’s House for worship (floral arrangements, banners, candle and brass cleaning, etc.).

Audio Visual

Operate the sound and visual equipment at weekend Masses, weddings and funerals.  Contact the office.

Baptismal Garment Sewing

Sewing of bibs and capes used as part of the baptism rite.

Plant Care

Maintain plants within the facility, church, chapel and gathering space.

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