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Liturgy and Worship

Altar Servers
The Altar Servers offer their ministry to the community by assisting the priest
during Mass and other liturgies.  Boys, girls, men and women may complete
training and serve during Mass.  Any youth whose parents believe are ready and
responsible enough to be trained and to serve as an altar server, please contact
Deacon Charlie Carignan at ccarignan@lasalettecanton.com

Ministers of the Word are a very important part of the Mass.  The Lector does not
"read" but proclaims the Word of God during the Liturgy of the Word, an ancient
tradition of the Church. Lectors are required for each of the Sunday Masses and
at other special liturgies throughout the year.  No experience is necessary, but
training is required.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist in the distribution of Holy
Communion at all Masses.  By "extraordinary" we do not mean special,
distinguished or set apart.  The ordinary ministers of the Eucharist are the priests
and deacons.  Any parishioner who has been fully initiated into the sacramental life
of the church and who is at least 16 years of age may serve.  No prior experience
is needed; training is required.  Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are
scheduled by a coordinator and commit to serve at least a monthly Mass.

Hospitality ministers help make people feel welcome.  Chosen to reflect the warmth
and welcome of Christ himself, always conscious of Jesus' words:  
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me."  As the initial point of contact for
people entering the Church, the Usher sets the tone for the liturgy with their
welcoming smile and greeting.  The ministry is open to all - women and men, young
and old.  Some of their primary responsibilities include:

~        Welcoming people as they enter the Church
~        Assisting parishioners with seating
~        Receiving offertory collections and presenting the gifts to the priest
~        Advising Eucharistic Ministers if someone needs to be served
communion in their pew
~        Assisting with emergency needs during Mass
~        Distributing Church bulletins after Mass

Music Ministry
The Music Ministry is open to individuals who want to use their musical talents,
either vocal or instrumental, in worship with the community. Members participate in
the regular liturgies, as well as special services and events. There are no formal
auditions for any of the choirs. Simply contact the music coordinator for the choir
of interest.

The Liturgical Environment
The Liturgical Environment Ministry carries on the task of decorating the Sanctuary
throughout the liturgical year. Committee members decorate the church for the
liturgical seasons during the year.

The sacristan is needed before Sunday Mass.  Sacristans are the "homemakers"
of the parish, of the house of the church.  They work behind the scenes.  They
prepare the worship spaces for the celebration of the sacraments each week.  
Their responsibility is care for the condition of the whole room where liturgy is
celebrated, as well as for the vestments, vessels, candles and preparation of the
bread and wine for each celebration.  They relieve the Presider and other
ministers of tasks in the crucial moments before and after the liturgy.  Ministry
formation and training is offered.

Communion to the Sick and Homebound
This ministry ensures that those who are homebound, hospitalized or otherwise
unable to attend Mass can receive Communion on a regular basis.  Extraordinary
Ministers who serve at Mass are encouraged to participate.
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Catholic Church
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