Roles of the Sacristan: The Calendar

Carmel Bulletin, 2 August 2015 The role of the sacristan, or of the group of volunteers who attend to the work of the sacristy, is an important ministry in any parish.  These ministers not only assist the priest, but support the entire assembly to participate fully, consciously and actively in liturgical celebrations. There are many responsibilities … Continue reading Roles of the Sacristan: The Calendar

Those Who Minister in the Sacristy

Carmel Bulletin, 26 July 2015 When we gather for Mass, there are people who have ensured that everything that is needed for that celebration has been prepared and is ready for our worship. Enter the behind-the-scenes world of the sacristan… Those who serve in the role of sacristan in a church can be responsible for … Continue reading Those Who Minister in the Sacristy

It’s Not Just the Job of the People Up the Front

Carmel Bulletin, 29 October 2013 In the celebration of Mass the faithful form a holy people, a people of God’s own possession and a royal priesthood, so that they may give thanks to God and offer the unblemished sacrificial Victim not only by means of the hands of the Priest but also together with him and … Continue reading It’s Not Just the Job of the People Up the Front

20/1/12 – Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry Formation Workshops

Our parish’s liturgical celebrations depend on the generous service of our liturgical ministers.  One of our responsibilities as a parish is to ensure that we provide our ministers with support and resources as they engage in their ministry. In February, we will be supporting our Ministers of Children’s Liturgy of the Word.  Formation workshops will … Continue reading 20/1/12 – Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry Formation Workshops

4/11/12 – Ministry Formation Workshops

Over the last week and a half, Ministers of the Word and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have participated in their annual formation workshops. It was pleasing to see so many ministers participate (our last workshop was the biggest with 26 people in attendance).  Some great insights were shared, and hopefully we were able to … Continue reading 4/11/12 – Ministry Formation Workshops