The Liturgical Ministries assist the Pastor and parish community in celebration of daily, Sunday and Holy Day liturgies.
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” – Matthew 26:28
Our OLBS Liturgical Ministries—including Sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Lectors, Ushers and Altar Servers—serve God and his people by assisting the Priest and parish community with worship and celebration of the Eucharist at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
To support the Pastor in providing a warm and welcoming space for worship that fosters a sense of belonging for all OLBS parishioners, guests and visitors.
We invite registered parishioners who are regular participants in Eucharistic liturgy—willing to make a commitment to serve at times they are scheduled and meet certain age requirements—to join our Liturgical Ministries. Training provided; please check our events page or contact the office (847) 979-0901 or email@example.com to learn more about upcoming Ministerial Workshops.
Sacristans are adults at least 18 years of age who are responsible for the preparation of OLBS Liturgy by opening and securing the church before and after each service, and ensuring that the altar preparation is complete.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are adults at least 18 years of age who assist the priest with the distribution of the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of Christ at all Masses. Required training for Extraordinary Ministers of Communion is available through the Archdiocese.
Lectors are young adults and adults with a passion for public speaking who proclaim the Word; read General Intercessions at daily, Sunday and Holy Day Masses; and read Responsorial Psalms at daily Masses. Required training for proclaiming the Word is available through the Archdiocese.
Ushers are adults at least 18 years of age who provide a warm welcome to parishioners and guests alike; assist with seating as needed; take up the collection and direct the communion procession.
Altar Servers are boys and girls of varying ages who assist the priest with different parts of the celebration of the Eucharist at Sunday Masses and Holy Days. Required training for altar servers is available at both QR and SJE.
Are you called? Join our Liturgical Ministries. Call the Parish Office for more information or to inquire about training opportunities today (847) 979-0901 or firstname.lastname@example.org