Carmel Bulletin, 6 October 2019
We are merely servants: we have done no more than our duty.Luke 17:10
Today’s gospel reminds us of the humility of serving others. One way that we can place ourselves at the service of God and our neighbour is through engagement in liturgical ministry.
The Second Vatican Council reminds us that “in the liturgy the whole public worship is performed by the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, that is, by the Head and his members.” (Constitution on the Liturgy, no. 7). Every one of us has a role in offering worship, in union with Jesus, to God the Father.
From the assembly of all the baptised, people are called to help lead our prayer through particular ministries. Serving as a liturgical minister allows us to follow St Paul’s words from the second reading, to “fan into a flame the gift that God gave you.”
Each year, we seek to support Ministers of the Word and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion through formation workshops. These workshops are an important part of serving God and our community, and all ministers are asked to participate.
Please claim these dates in your diary now!
Ministers of the Word can choose from one of two times:
- Wednesday 23 October at 7:00 pm or
- Saturday 26 October at 9:30 am.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can choose from one of two times:
- Saturday 26 October at 10:45 am or
- Wednesday 30 October at 7:00 pm.