Members of the Parish Altar Guild care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Members serve on teams which rotate responsibilities by the week.
The Acolyte Ministry is an essential and rewarding part of St. Catherine’s worship. Those trained and serving as acolytes discover the rhythm and flow of the liturgy and come to understand why we do certain things in certain ways. Youths, ages 8 and up as well as adults are invited to serve. Serving in this ministry requires attending acolyte training sessions and to serve reverently and with responsibility and consistency. Acolytes regularly serve the altar during the 8:00 and 10:00 AM Sunday Eucharist and routinely during other scheduled liturgies.
LECTORS AND CHALICE BEARS
Adults and youth play important roles in most of our services as lectors, intercessors, and chalice bearers. Representing all members of the parish, Lay Readers express aloud the assigned scripture lessons of the day, lead the prayers of the people, and serve the wine during the Eucharist as Chalice Bearers. Participants in this ministry receive training and are asked to serve as needed at all three regular Saturday and Sunday services and at special services.
St. Catherine’s is known for offering a warm welcome to all visitors. Our greeters play a major role in this welcome.