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Liturgical Ministries

Our Sunday Eucharist is the "source and summit" of parish life.  The quality of our liturgies, as well as other sacramental celebrations, is enhanced by the presence of parishioners serving in liturgical ministry roles.  These liturgical roles at Mass include:

  • Lector: Proclaimers of the Word of God from Scripture to the faithful at Mass.
  • Ministers of Holy Communion: Assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful at Mass.  (Must meet conditions of eligibility.)
  • Minister of Hospitality or Greeter: This ministry provides the "welcoming face of Christ" to all who enter our church.  Members assist the flow and rhythm of the liturgy by welcoming worshipers, assisting with seating, guiding the Procession of Gifts, as well as the Communion procession, and collecting the Offering.
  • Altar Server (children and adults):  Assist the priest during Mass by preparing the worship area, lighting candles, holding liturgical books used at Mass, and preparing for the Consecration.  This ministry is open to any boy or girl who was confirmed and received First Holy Communion.  This ministry is also open to adults, who assist the priest at funeral liturgies and daily Mass.  Training is provided for all servers.  Adult servers are scheduled on a weekly "rotating" basis.
  • Music Ministry: Music's primary role in the liturgy is to assist the full, conscious and active participation of the assembly.  Currently, Christ the King Parish has two choirs; a "traditional" choir, usually accompanied by the organ and/or keyboard, and a contemporary choir, "Joyful Praise", which is usually accompanied by guitar, bass, woodwind instruments and occasionally by percussion.  Both choirs welcome new members, (the ability to read music is not a requirement to sing in either choir).  If you would like to share your talent by singing, cantoring or playing an instrument in the traditional choir, please contact George Pecoraro, traditional choir director and organist.  If you would like to share your talent by singing, cantoring or playing an instrument in the contemporary choir, please contact Patti Marco, the "Joyful Praise" choir director.

All volunteers, 18 years of age or older, for any of the above ministries must meet Diocesan conditions of eligibility.  Parishioners interested in giving of their time and talent for any of these ministries are asked to call the parish office for information.