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July 2, 2017 - Ministry of Altar Server

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/01/17

Today is the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.  

The Entrance Antiphon: All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of Joy!

The Responsorial Psalm: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.How do we give back to God for his goodness? Over the past ... Read More »

June 25, 2017 - Ministry of the Lector

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 7/01/17

This week let’s look at the ministry of the Lector. According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, #59, “The function of proclaiming the readings is by tradition not presidential but ministerial. Therefore the readings are to be read by a reader, but the Gospel by the Deacon ... Read More »

July 18, 2017 - Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/20/17

Today is the Feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi.  It is customary and desirable to have a procession on this day which will take place after the 12:00 Mass.  Participation in this procession is a blessing to each of us and to the ... Read More »

July 11, 2017 - Lectors

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/20/17

This week let’s look at the ministry of the Lector.  According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, #59, “The function of proclaiming the readings is by tradition not presidential but ministerial.  Therefore the readings are to be read by a reader, but the Gospel by the Deacon ... Read More »

June 4, 2017 - Ministries

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 6/20/17

There are many ministries within the Church.  A minister is more than a volunteer.  One who participates in ministry gives of their time, talent, and treasure, usually over an extended period of time and is trained for that ministry.  One area of ministry is liturgical and we are all ... Read More »

May 28, 2017 - Abuse Awareness Training for Adults

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/29/17

May 28, 2017 - We are a community and, as such, we come in contact with each other not only at Sunday Mass but at a family function, at a church function, in school, at the store, etc. As Christians we are aware of how Jesus calls us to ... Read More »

May 21, 2017 - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/24/17

“Jesus is really and truly present...” “Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity...” “...This is My Body...This is My Blood...” Liturgy is the way we worship, but it is not only about the music, the Scripture, or the prayers. Liturgy is about Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  Whether we are attending ... Read More »

May 14, 2017 - Ministers of Holy Communion

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/15/17

Ministers of Holy Communion: What does this mean? The Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, those who can distribute the Eucharist, are the “ordained” ministers—ordinary meaning to have received the Sacrament of Holy Orders—Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. I checked with various documents of the Church, and the Eucharist should be ... Read More »

May 1, 2017 - Readings and Gospel Posture

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/15/17

Looking again at posture, we sit for the First and Second Readings and the Responsorial Psalm.  At the Alleluia we stand and prepare for the Proclamation of the Gospel (which is proclaimed by the Deacon or Priest when there is no deacon).  Before the deacon proclaims the Gospel, however, ... Read More »

April 30, 2017 - The Mass and our Posture

Posted by Jeanette Plowman on 5/15/17

April 30, 2017

In The Order of Holy Mass, the posture of those in attendance is specified in The General Instruction of the Roman Missal. By posture, I mean when we stand, sit, or kneel. Mass begins with the Procession to the Sanctuary where the Priest, Deacon, and other ... Read More »