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Liturgical Ministries

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Altar Guild
The Merciful Redeemer Altar Guild (Liturgical Environment) ministry is dedicated to serve the parish in the visual enhancement of our Church environment, preparing a serene atmosphere for worship. Attention is paid to the general appearance of the sanctuary, the sacristy, nave and narthex giving these places an overall sense of cleanliness, neatness and venerable state that welcomes parishioners into worship and prayer.
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Altar Servers
Our ministry plays an important role by assisting our priests during the celebration of the Mass. Servers are made up of mature youth (grades 3-10) who are dedicated to using their talents to serve the Lord during the Saturday and Sunday Masses. All persons wanting to become an altar server must go through a training process and agree to serve at Mass at least twice a month.
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Extra-ordinary Ministers of Communion
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Greeters
If you appreciate being welcomed to Merciful Redeemer before Mass when you walk through the door, then perhaps you would like to reciprocate the greeting by welcoming others. Our Greeters help to bring a warm and welcoming environment to our parish by greeting people as they enter the church for Mass. If you are interested in becoming a Greeter, please email jane@mercifulredeemer.org.
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Lectors (Ministers of the Word)
Ministers of the Word are responsible for proclaiming the First and Second Readings at Mass, as well as the Responsorial Psalm. These readings are taken directly from Sacred Scripture, typically from the Old Testament and the Epistles. The expectation is for lectors to prepare for proclaiming the Word of God by reading the passages over a few times and by prayerfully pondering on the message. The lector also welcomes the congregation at the beginning and reads the Prayers of the Faithful.
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Music
The main purpose of this ministry is to help facilitate the singing of the faithful during Mass. If you are interested in joining this ministry and using your talents as an offering to God, you can choose from our four choirs or our youth band!
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Ushers
Ushers serve the Liturgy by helping to establish a climate of welcome, helpfulness, and order among those gathered. They assist the assembly with practical details so that the Liturgy and Sacred Rites can be celebrated with ease and grace. Anyone interested in serving in this ministry should provide their name, phone number, email address and preferred Mass-time to the parish office.