To prepare and cultivate a worship experience with full, active, conscientious participation while educating the faithful, so that through their work and the Sacraments all may encounter the joy of Christ.
“There are different gifts but the same Spirit; there are different ministries but the same Lord; there are different works but the same God who accomplishes all of them in everyone. To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” - 1 Corinthians 12:4-7
Pastoral Council Shepherds: Laura Hendricks, Ana Laura Sierra, Obdulia Bautista
Every person is called to contribute to the liturgy in a manner suited to his or her unique talents. For some, this means serving in a liturgical ministry at Mass.
When the faithful of our community gather, we become a visible sign of the Body of Christ. During this "sacrament of unity" the whole Body of the Church is involved in many different ways. Many of the important Liturgical functions of our celebrations are entrusted to the laity, who are drawn from the community, trained by the parish, and entrusted with the sincere devotion and decorum expected of them by God's people. Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar servers, Hospitality Ministers (Ushers), Greeters and Music Ministers all exercise a genuine liturgical function and are an integral part of our celebrations.
Lay ministers foster the mission of Christ that flows from baptism and put their gifts at the disposal of the community for the common good and in response to specific needs. Sacred Heart is blessed to have many dedicated men, women, and children, who generously share the gifts entrusted to them by the Holy Spirit to serve the People of God. When people with particular qualities are matched with the liturgical roles that call for those qualities, the liturgy can speak powerfully to us, moving us to prayer.
''All parishioners are invited and encouraged to share their talents and interest with the Sacred Heart community by becoming involved in a liturgical ministry. Please consider serving for one of the following ministries, just click on the ministry of your choice: