"In liturgical celebrations each person, minister or layman, who has an office to perform, should do all of, but only, those parts which pertain to his office by the nature of the rite and the principles of liturgy. Servers, lectors commentators, and members of the choir also exercise a genuine liturgical function. They ought, therefore, to discharge their office with the sincere piety and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry and rightly expected of them by God's people. Consequently they must all be deeply imbued with the spirit of the liturgy, each in his own measure, and they must be trained to perform their functions in a correct and orderly manner." Sacrosanctum Concilium nos. 28-29.
"Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people (1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5), is their right and duty by reason of their baptism" (Sacrosanctum Concilium no. 14).
A Liturgical Minister includes those who serve during the Mass and other Liturgical celebrations. This would include Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Music Ministers, Environment, Sacristan, Mass Coordinator, and Altar Servers.
To become a Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Usher, Environment, Sacristan, Adult Altar Server, and/or Mass Coordinator, you must:
You would need to be interviewed by the pastor or his associate and by the Director of Liturgy. After being commissioned through a liturgical rite, you can begin serving in masses.
For minors who wants to be Altar Servers, the following are the requirements. He/She must:
The formation classes for liturgical ministers and practicum are announced during the announcement towards the end of the Mass or in the Bulletin. You can also refer to our Facebook Account or website for the schedules of formation and practicum.
If you are interested in serving as a Music Minister, you can approach the Choir Director of the mass you wish to serve in and talk to them directly. The requirement of completion of the sacraments of initiation will depend on the age of the applicant. Those who are 18 years old and above must complete the requirements of having been Virtus trained and has been fingerprinted.
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