Liturgy: Answering God’s Call

recessional-2-532x800The mission of St. Joseph’s Liturgical ministries is to enhance our worship experience through the ministry of the Word, the distribution of the Eucharist, the coordination of Sacred Music, and by providing a spiritual environment for the members of our community.

One way each of us can fulfill this mission and make our vision a reality is by serving as a Liturgical Minister. Whether you serve as a member of our choir, Arts and Environment, as an Altar Server, Mass Coordinator, Lector, Greeter, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a Children’s Liturgy of the Word minister, care for our altar linens, live broadcast our Mass, or author our Prayers of the Faithful, you serve the Lord as you serve his people.

We are in need of additional ministers in all of these areas. The Liturgy Committee asks that you prayerfully consider this call to service. If you would like to learn more please contact our Liturgical Ministries CoChair Janet Cugini at 301-663-0907×3047 or email her at Janet Cugini.

Our Liturgy Committee meets regularly. For information on the Liturgy Committee meetings or our ministries please contact  Janet Cugini.

St. Joseph's Liturgical ministries (click on the title to see the description, click again to close):

Click on the titles below to see a description of St. Joseph’s liturgical ministries

> Greeters

Greeters welcome our worshipers and invite them to share in the divine mysteries. Our greeters offer assistance to the congregation during the Offertory and Communion. For more information see Greeters.

> Sacred Music

Our music ministry leads and supports the music of the liturgy: the hymns and other musical pieces that enhance the liturgy for our Church community. We have both an adult and children’s choir. For more information see Sacred Music.

> Mass Coordination

The Mass Coordinator prepares our worship space for the celebration of the Mass and is responsible for the overall direction of the Mass. For more information see Extraordinary Ministry and Mass Coordination.

> Extraordinary Ministry

The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion distributes the Eucharist at Mass and brings Communion to the sick and homebound. For more information see Extraordinary Ministry and Mass Coordination.

> Lectors

Lectors proclaim God’s Word to our liturgical community by sharing the inspired Word of God. For more information see Lectors.

> Altar Servers

Both our adult and youth Altar Servers assist the Priest and the Deacon in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and serve at weddings, funerals, and other liturgical celebrations. For more information on youth altar servers see Altar Servers. For more information on being an adult altar server see Adult Altar Servers.

> Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

CLOW ministers bring the Word of God to the children of our parish community during our weekend Masses. For more information see Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

> General Intercessions

Our General Intercession authors are St. Joseph parishioners who write the Prayers of the Faithful that are read during the Mass. For more information see General Intercession Ministry.

> Audio-Visual

Our audio-visual teams are members of St. Joseph who live-stream our Masses for those who are sick or homebound and for our special liturgical celebrations. For more information contact: Audio Visual Ministry.

> Arts and Environment

Our Arts and Environment Committee enhances our worship space using banners, flowers, living plants and liturgical vesture for all our liturgical seasons. For more information see Arts and Environment.

> Altar Linens

Our Altar Linen ministry is responsible for laundering and repairing our altar linens that are used during the Mass. For more information see Altar Linens

St. Joseph’s Web-Based Enrollment and Scheduling System

We have automated our enrollment and scheduling system! With our web-based scheduling system, automated emails are sent to all those who serve to remind them of their schedule. Also, it is easy to arrange for substitutes with just one click!

To enroll in any of our liturgical ministries click on the following link:

St. Joseph’s Liturgy Online Enrollment Page

To access our online scheduling system click here.

If you have any questions about our liturgical ministries or scheduling system please contact Janet Cugini our Liturgical Ministries CoChair.

In his letter to early Christian communities, St. Peter reminds us that:

As each one has received a gift,
use it to serve one another
as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”