Liturgical Ministry

  • Altar Linen Care Ministry

With deep dedication and reverence for the Holy Eucharist, the Altar Linen Care Ministry cares for the sacred linens on a rotating schedule. Training is provided on how to care for these special linens that contain the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.  This ministry is made up of team members who, behind the scenes in their own homes, launder and care for the purificators, corporals, towels, albs used at Mass. For more information contact Valentino Piran at vpiran@divinemercy.cc

 

  • Altar Servers

Altar Servers is one of the liturgical ministries of our parish. Altar servers have special responsibilities during the liturgies. Serving at mass will involve learning some new words and terms. You will also be asked to perform some very specific tasks. It is important to realize that you are serving God in helping with prayers and with the Eucharist. To be an altar server, you must have received your First Holy Communion, be a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church or a student at Divine Mercy Catholic School or at Bethlehem Academy, and have a strong desire to serve at the Altar of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As an altar server, you are involved in the holiest and most sacred events of Catholic worship. As you assist the priest, so you make worship more reverent, efficient, and beautiful. Your service is very much appreciated! You must be trained in order to serve. For more information contact Valentino Piran at vpiran@divinemercy.cc

 

  • Art and Environment

The Beauty of the Liturgy Reflected in the Beauty of the Church


The purpose of the Art and Environment Ministry is to plan and implement an environment in and around our worship space, centered on the liturgical seasons of The Church, enhancing the beautiful liturgies celebrated at Divine Mercy Catholic Church. We do this by caring for  the essential symbols of the liturgy with reverence, elegance and simplicity.

Ministers of Art and Environment are called to serve the parish in providing an environment for worship that will mediate the presence of God. Our goal is to care for all the elements of worship, ensuring that the environment is clean, appropriate, authentic, beautiful and accessible. We are always open to new members, and can find a place for anyone interested in joining us! Creativity is not the requirement: we need volunteers who love the Lord and mother Church that can commit to a ministry that serves on a year round calendar.
Consider joining our dedicated team of volunteers. For more information contact Valentino Piran at vpiran@divinemercy.cc

 

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC):

EMHC are trained members of the congregation who are commissioned to help with the distribution of holy communion at Mass. With additional training, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion extend their ministry visiting the sick and homebound.  If you feel called to serve God’s people by distributing our Lord’s Body and Blood at Mass please contact Valentino Piran at vpiran@divinemercy.cc

  • Lectors

The Lector is instituted to proclaim the readings from the Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. They also announce the Welcoming and intentions for the Prayer of the Faithful when the deacon is not present at Mass. Lectors also read the Psalm between the readings when the cantor is not present at Mass. Training for new and current Lectors is offered on an 'as needed' basis. To learn more about the role of the Lector, please contact Valentino Piran at vpiran@divinemercy.cc

 

  • Hospitality Ministry

Ushers and Greeters are trained members of the congregation. They form the Ministry of Hospitality. They warmly welcome parishioners and visitors as they arrive at church  and assist those with special needs. They help people be seated for Mass, assist people with disabilities, collect the offertory, and assist in flow of communion. 

Additionally, we rely on volunteers after each Mass to answer questions and provide information about our many parish ministries and programs. We're always looking for more volunteers!  To help out as an usher or greeter, please contact Valentino Piran at vpiran@divinemercy.cc

 

  • Sacristans

Sacristans are trained members of the parish. The Sacristan undertake the overall preparation of all liturgical celebrations, including daily Mass, weekend Masses, weddings, and funerals. The Sacristan arranges all it is needed for the celebration of the Mass. The Sacristan also makes sure that the vestments, church furnishings, liturgical vessels and decorative objects are kept in good condition and utilized appropriately. The Sacristan also assists as needed coordinating with the Greeters, Ushers, Lectors, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to ensure that all necessary ministerial roles are fulfilled at each liturgy. For more information contact Valentino Piran at vpiran@divinemercy.cc