Liturgical Ministries

Liturgy is described as the summit toward which all activity of the Church is directed and the source from which we derive our faithfulness as Disciples of Christ. St. Elizabeth parishioners are invited to participate in our Sacred Liturgy as facilitators and ministers.

Altar Servers:
The altar servers assist the priest during Mass by performing specific duties. Servers are scheduled at 4:30pm, 8:00am and 10:30am Masses. Altar servers are boys and girls who are in fourth grade or older, and have received First Holy Communion.
Trainings are held throughout the year.

Adult Altar Servers:
Adult Altar Servers are scheduled for the first weekend of the month for 4:30pm and 8:00am Masses. This ministry is open to all adult parishioners who wish to participate. Trainings are held throughout the year.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
Members of this ministry assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at 4:30pm, 8:00am, and 10:30am Masses. To serve in this ministry one must be an Confirmed and active member of the parish community and must be in full communion with the Catholic Church. Trainings are held throughout the year.

Lectors:
Lectors proclaim the Word of God during Mass. Periodic meetings are held to review the ministry and for training and updates. Lectors must have strong speaking skills, a commitment to practice readings beforehand, must be able to speak in front of a large audience, and have a love for God’s Holy Word. Trainings are held throughout the year.

Homebound Ministry:
Members of this ministry bring Holy Communion, visit, pray with and bring the love of Christ the sick and homebound members of our parish. To serve in this ministry one must be an Confirmed and active member of the parish community and must be in full communion with the Catholic Church.

Ministers of Hospitality:
Members of this ministry serve as at all weekend Masses and assist with greeting and welcoming, facilitating seating, help with the collection, and distribute bulletins. They also serve by assisting the Mass captains before and after Mass if needed. Members of this ministry are asked to be at Mass at least 30mins prior to welcome and greet members as they arrive.

Art and Environment:
Participants in this ministry help to visually enhance the worship space at St. Elizabeth’s liturgies through the use of banners, colors, flowers, and other artistic impressions that support the liturgy and season of the church year. This ministry is especially important during the Christmas and Easter seasons. For more information contact Sandra Beaugh or Lewellyn McBride.

Liturgy Team:
Members of this committee oversee the liturgical aspects of the community by planning special masses, making sure that proper liturgy is being practiced, and promoting better liturgy among the church community. They also assist in training those who assist in liturgical ministries such as lectors, altar servers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. To be considered for this committee you must be an active parishioner over the age of 18.