Liturgical Ministry

The Commission on Liturgical and Spiritual Life works to encourage full and active participation in the liturgical and spiritual activities of the parish community.

By communicating with the parish community, we seek and welcome suggestions to improve the spiritual life of the parish.

We also oversee the training and develop guidelines for the various Litrugical Ministries.

Saint Bernard Parish offers a variety of opportunities to serve during liturgies.  Lectors, eucharistic ministers, ushers, greeters and Mass servers all participate in our efforts to bring to life the Church’s guidelines to promote a full, conscious and active participation of the baptized in the liturgy. We warmly welcome your interest in becoming involved in liturgical ministry.  Please consider this a personal invitation to join our ministry team!

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Assist the presider in ministering the Eucharist.  Extraordinary Ministers must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and must complete the Diocesan workshop for extraordinary ministers.  Parish training sessions are provided.

Lectors
To proclaim the Word of God and General Intercessions at weekend Masses or special liturgies.  Lectors myust be high school age or older.

Servers
Assist the priest in making worship more prayerful.  Altar servers need to be in fourth grade or older and have received their First Holy Communion.  Parish training sessions are provided.

Greeters
Offer a friendly, welcoming presence to those coming to worship.  They pass out the missalettes and worship aids.

Ushers
Provide assistance in securing seating for latecomers and help in emergencies.  They take up the collection, provide assistance at the time of the Presentation of the Gifts and at Communion, distribute the parish bulletin and participate in the cleanup of church after the completion of Mass.

If you are interested in participating in one of these liturgical roles, please contact the Director of Music and Worship at 608/249-7288 ext. 225.