Leader/Director: Jose Reyes
Members of this ministry assist the priests and deacons at Sunday Mass and at other various services throughout the year, including Holy Week. Members include youths of the parish who are who have made their first communion.
Leader/Director: Monica Rodriguez
This ministry offers young children an opportunity to experience the Word in a way that engages them at their level. This ministry occurs during the Liturgy of the Word at the 11am and 1pm Sunday Mass. Children are dismissed after the Opening Prayer to read and discuss the Gospel in a way that is meaningful to them. The work on an art project or worksheet that supports the Gospel they have just read. Children return to Mass after the General Intercessions.
Leader/Director: Laura Bernadette
Líder /Director: Santa Garcia
Assist with distribution of Eucharist at Mass & with the homebound & the infirmed.
Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist
In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord. (1) When the size of the congregation or the incapacity of the bishop, priest, or deacon requires it, the celebrant may be assisted by other bishops, priests, or deacons. If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, "the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the priest may also depute suitable faithful for this single occasion (GIRM 162)."
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should receive sufficient spiritual, theological, and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence. In all matters they should follow the guidance of the diocesan bishop ( Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds for the Dioceses of the United States of America, NDRHC, no. 28). When recourse is had to Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, especially in the distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds, their number should not be increased beyond what is required for the orderly and reverent distribution of the Body and Blood of the Lord. In all matters such Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should follow the guidance of the diocesan bishop (IBID).
All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine. Should there be any mishap--as when, for example, the consecrated wine is spilled from the chalice--then the affected "area . . . should be washed and the water poured into the sacrarium [ GIRM, 280]." (NDRHC, 29).
Proclaimers of the Word
Leader/Director: Henry Bernadette
Líder/Director: Luz Dominguez
Serve as proclaimers of the Word of God at Mass.
An instituted lector “proclaim[s] the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. He may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings” (GIRM, no. 99). Outside the liturgy itself, they help train other lay readers to proclaim the readings at Mass, “instruct children and adults in the faith, and prepare them to receive the Sacraments worthily” (Institution of Lectors, no. 4). Lectors must “meditate assiduously on Sacred Scripture” (MQ, art. 5), even outside liturgical settings; they must be nourished by the living Word of God, “grow in its wisdom and faithfully proclaim it to [the] people” (Institution of Lectors, no. 6).
For the celebration of Mass, instituted lectors (or any other lay reader) may walk in front of the priest, and carry the Book of the Gospels in the absence of a deacon (see GIRM, no. 194). Approaching the altar with the priest and other ministers, the lector makes a profound bow with the other ministers (or they genuflect if the tabernacle is in the sanctuary). If the lector is carrying the Book of the Gospels, however, he approaches the altar without bowing or genuflecting and places the book on it. As a sign of the ministry given to him by the bishop, an instituted lector “takes his own place in the sanctuary with the other ministers” (GIRM, no. 195).
At the Liturgy of the Word, instituted lectors go up to the ambo and proclaim the readings that precede the Gospel. When a psalmist or cantor is not present, they may also lead the recitation or singing of the Responsorial Psalm. In the absence of a deacon, lectors also read the petitions of the Universal Prayer, following the introduction by the priest. Finally, at a Mass where there is no singing, the lector may recite the Entrance and Communion Antiphons from the Roman Missal if the faithful do not do so themselves (see GIRM, nos. 196-198).
Saturday 5:30-Don Nazrkal
Sunday 9:30- Reggie Chavez
Sunday 11:00- Mike Lopez
Domingo 8:00- Gabriel Lopez
Consists of men, women and youth willing to welcome and greet parishioners, assist those in need, assist in offering of gifts, and help prepare worship space for the next service. Willing to provide a warm and welcoming environment as parishioners gather for worship. Appropriate dress is required. Ministers may be required to assist parishioners in wheelchairs and must be willing to assist in case of medical emergency.
Saturday 5:30- Lalo Valenzuela
Sunday 9:30- Mary Jane Hall
Sunday 11:00- Monica Linggi
Domingo 8:00- Rosa Adauto
Domingo 1:00- Juan Nunez
Music ministers include choir members, cantors, organists and instrumentalists. If you have an interest in being a cantor or participating in the choir, contact our parish music director.
Leader/Director: Vicky, Mrs. Woods, Juan, Carmen
The sacristan fulfills an important role in the care of the sacred linens and furnishings and sometimes assists with the environment for the various seasons of the church year.
Art and Environment
Leader/Director: Rosalie Shane
Prepares our church environment for the different liturgies throughout the year.