We are now into the month of October. The last month has been a wonderful time of celebration, as more than fifty of our young parishioners completed their sacramental initiation into the Catholic Church.
We now take some time during the month of November to focus on some of the liturgical ministries in our parish.
Altar Servers. The time to register to participate in this ministry is now. We wish to begin the process of forming and training our servers once the school holidays have concluded. Remember to visit the display in the parish centre, complete a form and place it in the box provided. This ministry is open to any male or female parishioner who has been fully initiated into the Catholic Church (i.e., has received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and communion).
Ministers of the Word and Ministers of Communion. Each October, these ministers take time to engage in continuing formation for their ministry. Attendance at the annual formation workshop is one of the expectations of those who participate in these ministries and is required of every minister. People interested in becoming a Minister of Communion may also attend the workshop in preparation. The dates for the workshops are below.
We look forward to being able to support our parishioners in their service to our community as liturgical ministers.
FORMATION WORKSHOPS FOR MINISTERS OF THE WORD
Ministers of the Word must attend either session:
Saturday 25 October at 9:30 a.m., or Tuesday 28 October at 7:30 p.m.
FORMATION WORKSHOPS FOR MINISTERS OF COMMUNION
Ministers of Communion must attend either session:
Saturday 1 November at 9:30 a.m., or Tuesday 4 November at 7:30 p.m.