Liturgical Life

Eucharistic Ministers

The people who volunteer their services to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist are expected to be of good moral character as well as to have a deep devotion to our Lord. While there are no requirements as such, the person who serves in this ministry for the community must attend a number of preparatory sessions involving not only basic instruction, but also reflection on the ministry. Auxiliary ministers of Holy Communion are expected to serve at the regular Masses as well as at special services held throughout the year. Every attempt is made to have ministers assigned to the Mass of their preference. Anyone interested in training to become a Eucharistic minister should notify one of the pastoral staff. In addition to training and service, periodic meetings are conducted in the English language.

 

Lectors

Lectors volunteer their services to the ministry of the Word. After preparatory sessions involving not only the development of speaking skills, but also some reflection on the ministry of the Word, these members of the community proclaim the Word of God at the regular Eucharistic assemblies as well as at special services held throughout the year. Every attempt is made to schedule ministers at the Mass of their choice. Persons interested in training and become lectors should notify one of the pastoral staff. In addition to training and service, periodic meetings are conducted in the English language.

 

Music Ministry

The purpose of the Music Ministry at St. Constance parish is to enhance liturgy through song, so that all parishioners can have a prayerful and meaningful experience. All are welcome to join! A love of music is the only requirement. A variety of groups are available including cantors, the adult choir, the youth choir, the hand bell choir, the Resurrection choir, the Ave Maria Polish choir and the Polish youth choir.

 

Altar Servers

Service at the altar at St. Constance Church takes several forms. Resurrection servers are senior adult men and women who take on the responsibility of serving at weekday morning Masses and all funeral Masses. Younger servers, boys and girls from grade and high school, assume the responsibility of serving at our weekend Masses. In addition to training and serving, periodic meetings are held.

 

Environment Art

The work of this ministry enhances the surroundings of our church through the use of God’s beautiful gifts of flowers, plants, etc. to provide a more prayerful atmosphere. This dedicated group designs, executes and maintains the art used during all liturgical seasons.

 

Ushers

Ushers are ministers of hospitality who are expected to perform various duties every Sunday. They greet the faithful, facilitate the movement of the Communion procession, take up collections and distribute weekly bulletins. Ushers have a positive attitude and are flexible to schedule changes. They are also active participants at the Mass. All men and women, high school age and older are welcome to be ushers. In addition to service, periodic meetings are conducted in the English language.