Liturgical Ministry

Altar Servers

Holy Cross Church is seeking boys and girls to serve on the altar during our liturgies. Any student who has received their First Communion is eligible to be on our Altar Server team. If your child is interested in this opportunity, please contact the parish office.

Eucharistic Minister

Being a minister of the Eucharist is truly a sacred responsibility, entrusted to those who take their ministry most seriously and with devotion to the Lord’s Body and Blood. The communion rite is the heart and center of the entire Mass. The gathering of the community, the proclamation of God’s Word, the remembering and thanksgiving and offering in the Eucharistic prayer — all are directed toward the moment of communion in which we, fed with His own Body and Blood, are made one in the Lord. A primary qualification for ministers of Communion is that they be by nature interested in, caring about, and at ease with other people. All who gather at the table of the Lord do so as brothers and sisters in the Lord, and must be welcomed there as such. Assignments will correspond to your first or second choice of Mass times. Eucharistic Ministers are assigned twice a month.

Lector

The ministry of Lector is a most sacred responsibility, entrusted to those who take their ministry most seriously and with devotion to God’s word. Lectors are responsibly for two readings and the prayer of the faithful. Preparation is essential, and the reader should be comfortable speaking before the congregation. Lectors are assigned about once every eight weeks.