Lectors
LECTOR TEAM PARTICULARS: As a convention, we will always use the version/translation of the readings as they appear in the people’s missalette. If there are a number of readings offered we will use the first one. Make it a point of pride to practice the readings, looking up and learning unfamiliar words. When approaching the sanctuary bow in the middle (and not off to the side). After leaving the sanctuary, return to the middle and bow before going to your seat. Please repeat the Psalm Response with the congregation each time, raising your hand, making eye contact, and saying it with them slowly, loudly, and clearly. For the Prayer of the Faithful, the time to walk up to the ambo is at the words of the Creed,  “I believe in one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church.” Lectors are invited to help with the “People” parts at the microphone by their seat.
COVID 19 ADAPTATIONS: We schedule only one lector per Mass, except when it is bilingual.
GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL TEAM MEMBERS* Dear liturgical ministers, Thank you for helping to make our liturgies a pleasing offering to God. It is a joy to be part of a well-planned Mass, and you make that happen. By your diligent service people intuit that what we do here is important and has value. Below are the guidelines common to our liturgical ministries: Communication: Team members should be able and willing to answer the phone when called by their team leader or other team members, or call back without delay. Those who decide to use text messages offer each other the courtesy of responding quickly. Team members should know and be in contact with their team leaders! Scheduling: We repeat the schedule each month, making only necessary adjustments. Team members are asked to inform their team leader before the tenth of the previous month if there are going to be any weekends of the next month when you can not be present. This means looking ahead and anticipating other things that you might have going on. Punctuality: All those helping with the liturgy for a particular Mass are asked to arrive at least fifteen minutes early. There might be something special happening which needs to be explained, or some small change. If not, you can enjoy the opportunity to pray and recollect before Mass. You can come a half hour before and recite the rosary! Emergencies: If an emergency comes up you may call first another member of the team to take your place, and if nobody can be found, the team leader. It is an act of charity and shows respect for another’s time not to wait until the last minute to let someone know. We really try to stick to the month’s schedule once it is published and avoid making changes that could have been foreseen. Commitment: The same level of commitment is necessary for a volunteer at church as for a paid employee in the workplace; only the motives change. Both have agreed to offer a service, shoulder responsibility, and be counted on! Team members are invited to take pride in what they do for God and the building up of our local parish community. *For minors helping out, the parent or guardian is the point of contact with the team leader.
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GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL TEAM MEMBERS* Dear liturgical ministers, Thank you for helping to make our liturgies a pleasing offering to God. It is a joy to be part of a well-planned Mass, and you make that happen. By your diligent service people intuit that what we do here is important and has value. Below are the guidelines common to our liturgical ministries: Communication: Team members should be able and willing to answer the phone when called by their team leader or other team members, or call back without delay. Those who decide to use text messages offer each other the courtesy of responding quickly. Team members should know and be in contact with their team leaders! Scheduling: We repeat the schedule each month, making only necessary adjustments. Team members are asked to inform their team leader before the tenth of the previous month if there are going to be any weekends of the next month when you can not be present. This means looking ahead and anticipating other things that you might have going on. Punctuality: All those helping with the liturgy for a particular Mass are asked to arrive at least fifteen minutes early. There might be something special happening which needs to be explained, or some small change. If not, you can enjoy the opportunity to pray and recollect before Mass. You can come a half hour before and recite the rosary! Emergencies: If an emergency comes up you may call first another member of the team to take your place, and if nobody can be found, the team leader. It is an act of charity and shows respect for another’s time not to wait until the last minute to let someone know. We really try to stick to the month’s schedule once it is published and avoid making changes that could have been foreseen. Commitment: The same level of commitment is necessary for a volunteer at church as for a paid employee in the workplace; only the motives change. Both have agreed to offer a service, shoulder responsibility, and be counted on! Team members are invited to take pride in what they do for God and the building up of our local parish community. *For minors helping out, the parent or guardian is the point of contact with the team leader.