Music & Liturgical Ministries

Do you want to participate in the Mass? Consider joining one of our Liturgical Ministries. Become a Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a Lector, or for children, an Altar Server. If you're musically inclined, consider joining one of our many Music Ministries. Learn more about our Music & Liturgical Ministries below.


MUSIC MINISTRIES

Our business, our mission, our purpose as musicians at the Church of the Resurrection is fostering beauty in our worship of God. The music—the art—that we employ as we celebrate the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours is much more than superficial decoration. It serves us to worship, and our worship, when done well, transports us, lifts us up, and helps us experience anew and in an ever deeper sense our communion with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

At the Church of the Resurrection, we have an Adult Choir, a Compline Schola, Men's & Women's Scholas, Praise & Worship Ensembles, and a Children's Schola. We invite you to learn more about all of our Music Ministries at the Church of the Resurrection.


ALTAR SERVING

"In the absence of an instituted acolyte, lay ministers may be deputed to serve at the altar and assist the priest and the deacon; they may carry the cross, the candles, the thurible, the bread, the wine, and the water..." (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 100).

"Although institution into the ministry of acolyte is reserved to lay men, the Diocesan Bishop may permit the liturgical functions of the instituted acolyte to be carried out by altar servers" (USCCB Guidelines for Altar Servers, 1).

At the Church of the Resurrection, Altar Servers are chosen from those young men who display a desire for a more intimate union with our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a great privilege to serve at the altar, where the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross is made present. Therefore, Altar Servers have a solemn responsibility to perform their assigned duties with dignity and reverence.

Young men, 4th grade and older, who have received their First Holy Communion, are eligible to become Altar Servers. Training is offered in the Fall and Spring. Students who are enrolled at Resurrection School will also receive further training throughout the school year. Any young man interested should study the following Altar Server Training Video and ensure he understands what is required to serve at the altar.

For more information or if you wish to become an Altar Server, please contact Brian Fink at [email protected]


EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (EMHCs)

"In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord. When the size of the congregation or the incapacity of the bishop, priest, or deacon requires it, the celebrant may be assisted by other bishops, priests, or deacons. If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, 'the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the priest may also depute suitable faithful for this single occasion' (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 162)" (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2010).

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are men and women who are fully-initiated Catholics, and who have discerned a particular call by God to assist the Priest in distributing the Precious Body and Blood of Jesus at Mass.

EMHCs must not only exhibit a profound love of our Eucharistic Lord, but must also be properly trained and commissioned by the local parish in concert with the Episcopal office to perform this sacred duty when called upon to do so.

For more information, or if you wish to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please contact our instituted acolyte*, Brian Fink, at [email protected]


LECTORS

"In the absence of an instituted lector, other lay people may be deputed to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, people who are truly suited to carrying out this function and carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture." (General Instruction of the Roman Missal 101)

Lectors are men and women who are fully initiated Catholics and who have discerned a particular call by God to proclaim the Word within the context of Mass.

Lectors should — in word and deed — exhibit a knowledge and love for sacred scripture; they should demonstrate the ability for clear and articulate speaking, with both confidence and authenticity; and they must be properly trained and commissioned by the local parish in concert with the Episcopal office to perform this sacred duty when called upon to do so.

For information on the next training, or if you wish to offer your services as lector, please contact instituted lector, Brian Fink, at [email protected]


*As an instituted acolyte from in his time in seminary, you may see Brian Fink often assisting Fr. Steve at the altar after communion purifying the vessels. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are not able to perform these duties.


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