Liturgical Ministries

Content Editor The liturgy - the Church's celebration of Mass and the sacraments - takes its name from the Greek word leitourgia meaning a public act of service.

001030_afaaThe liturgy is therefore a two-fold act - a service of worship and love directed to God, and a service of building communion and fellowship with one another. In this way it reflects the Great Commandment itself - that love of God and neighbour are inseparable.

In the first place then it is the whole congregation - under the leadership of the priest's ministry - that performs this service. Together, we are all celebrants of the liturgy, though in different ways. Some of the congregation, however, are called to exercise specific ministries in the liturgy as an act of service to their brothers and sisters. These liturgical ministries are a precious way of humbly offering loving service to God and one another in the liturgy.

The specific ministries involved are:

Adult Servers

Adult servers who coordinate the other liturgical ministries serving at Mass, prepare and set up for Mass, prepare and tend to the altar during Mass and assist in the distribution of Holy Communion.

If you would like to become involved in this ministry at Lindfield please contact:

Jos Beunen
Tel: (02) 9498 2858
Email: jos.beunen@gmail.com

If you would like to become involved in this ministry at Killara please contact Fr Colin.

Junior Servers

Junior servers are children who have received their First Holy Communion and who assist at the altar during Mass. If you would like to become involved in this ministry please contact the Parish Office.

Readers

Readers who proclaim the First and Second Readings and the petitions of the Prayers of the Faithful. If you would like to become involved in this ministry please contact the Parish Office.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic ministers who come forward to help in the distribution of Holy Communion to their brothers and sisters. Some Eucharistic Ministers also volunteer to take Holy Communion to the sick and the housebound.

If you would like to become involved in this ministry to help in distributing Holy Communion at Mass and/or to take Holy Communion to the sick or housebound please contact Fr Colin.

Choirs and Musicians

The ministry of music is essential to our liturgy, for as St Augustine said 'Whoever prays, prays once; whoever sings, prays twice.' We welcome new singers and musicians. If you would like to be involved in any way at any of our Masses please contact the Parish Office.

If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these ministries at the Sunday evening Mass please contact Jennifer Corrigan or Jean Shatek via the Parish Office..