The Liturgical Ministries assist the Pastor and parish community in celebration of daily, Sunday and Holy Day liturgies.
“This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” – Matthew 26:28
Our St. Julian Liturgical Ministries—including Lay Coordinators, Extraordinary Ministers of Communion, Lectors, Ushers and Altar Servers—serve God and his people by assisting the Priest and parish community with worship and celebration of the Eucharist at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.
To support the Pastor in providing a warm and welcoming space for worship that fosters a sense of belonging for all St. Julian parishioners, guests and vistors.
time & talent
We invite registered parishioners who are regular participants in Eucharistic liturgy—willing to make a commitment to serve at times they are scheduled and meet certain age requirements—to join our Liturgical Ministries. Training provided; please check our events page or contact the office (847) 956-0130 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about upcoming Ministerial Workshops.
Prayer & Worship ROLES
Lay Coordinators are adults at least 18 years of age who are responsible for the preparation of St. Julian’s Liturgy by opening and securing the church before and after each service, confirming that all scheduled ministers are present or seeking necessary substitutes, and ensuring that the altar preparation is complete.
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion are adults at least 18 years of age who assist the priest with the distribution of the Sacred Body and Precious Blood of Christ at all Masses.
Lectors are young adults and adults with a passion for public speaking who proclaim the Word; read General Intercessions at daily, Sunday and Holy Day Masses; and read responsorial Psalms at daily Masses.
Ushers are adults at least 18 years of age who provide a warm welcome to parishioners and guests alike; assist with seating as needed; take up the collection and direct the communion procession.
Altar Servers are boys and girls who have completed 4th grade and older who assist the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist at Sunday Masses and Holy Days.