Liturgical Ministries

ALTAR GUILD

Members of the Parish Altar Guild care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Members serve on teams which rotate responsibilities by the week. For more information or to volunteer, please contact the church office.

ADULT ACOLYTES

The Adult Acolyte Ministry is an essential and rewarding part of St. Catherine’s worship. Serving in this ministry requires simple training, and sessions are planned during the year. Adult acolytes regularly serve the altar during the 8:00am and 10:00am Eucharist every Sunday and routinely during other scheduled liturgies.  For additional information or to volunteer, please contact the church office.

YOUTH ACOLYTES

This ministry allows for the youth and children to participate as acolytes in the worship service. Those trained and serving as acolytes discover the rhythm and flow of the liturgy and come to understand why we do certain things in certain ways. All children and youth ages 8 to 18 are welcome to serve as youth acolytes. The commitment of serving as a youth acolyte involves attending a basic acolyte training session and to serve reverently and with responsibility and consistency.  For additional information or to volunteer, please contact the church office.

LAY READERS AND CHALICE BEARERS

Adults and youth play important roles in most of our services as lectors, intercessors, and chalice bearers. Representing all members of the parish, Lay Readers express aloud the assigned scripture lessons of the day, lead the prayers of the people, and serve the wine during the Eucharist as Chalice Bearers. Participants in this ministry receive training and are asked to serve as needed at all three regular Saturday and Sunday services and at special services.   If you are interested in becoming a Lay Reader or Chalice Bearer, please contact Mother Susan+

USHERS

For information about ushers or joining this ministry, please contact Terry Bechtel, 813-973-1879.

GREETERS

St. Catherine’s is known for a warm welcome for all visitors.  Our greeters play a major role in this welcome. Please contact Libbet Jenkins, 813-792-5412, if you would like more information about this ministry.

EVENING PRAYER TEAMS

Teams of two or more lay people serve as officiant and reader at our 6 p.m. Evening Prayer services in the Chapel, Monday through Thursday. The Officiant wears a black cassock. If you are interested in receiving training for this ministry, please contact Mother Susan+.

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