The purpose of St. Luke's Altar Servers is to assist the priest in the celebration of the Mass as well as other Liturgical Celebrations. Any boy or girl who has made their First Communion may be an altar server. Training sessions are under the direction of the Pastoral Associate or Staff. Their activities also include field trips, sports and picnics.
This ministry is responsible for the upkeep of the altar linens and sacred objects used during liturgy and other celebrations and prayer as well as cleaning the church sanctuary. There are no meetings, and services are provided on a weekly basis. Men or women are invited to join this group. Must be able to negotiate steps easily.
Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist began with the Commissioning by Archbishop Hannan on March 28, 1972. Their purpose is to assist the priest in administering the Holy Eucharist at Masses or other services when available, in addition to bringing Communion to the sick at the hospital, nursing homes and shut-ins. This ministry is open to fully participating Catholics who have a deep love for the Eucharist and who realize that each member of the worshiping community is to be the Eucharist to each other and to the world.
The Ministry of Lector/Commentator was established to enable the laity to become more involved in a full, conscious and active participation during the liturgical celebrations. The Lector is commissioned to proclaim the Word of God in our liturgical worship and should have the gift to make the Scripture come alive to the congregation. The Commentator makes introductions, gives information to, and welcomes the community. A training session is required to join these Ministries.
Ministers of Hospitality
The church hospitality ministers are meant to facilitate the ministry of hospitality seeing to it that good order may be had in the celebration of the liturgy. As church host; their ministry is to make sure the first face everyone sees at church is smiling; to greet people warmly; welcome strangers and make them feel at home; help people sit together; take up the collection and take care of any needs or emergencies that arise. A hospitality minister is a person of prayer who has a gift for hospitality and is comfortable with welcoming regulars and strangers.
Adult - The St. Luke Adult Choir sings at 10: 45 a.m. Sunday Mass and during special Masses. Choir practice is held once a week.