Liturgical Ministries

Updated March 7, 2018     --    Only  Lectors, No EMC sit on the altar.  

 Please bear with us as we come up with the best solution to helping Father Abraham while he is presiding at Mass. After last weekend,  we decided it will work better for all involved if only the Lector is sitting on the altar to assist if needed. 
If this creates a problem,  please talk to Father or me.  Thank you, Theresa Brierton 479-6559 

1. As the Lector comes up to the altar to place the Book of Gospels, please go to the sacristy and lock the door. 
 Father had been doing that but people tended to come in late and so he has left it unlocked.
 This should lessen concerns about safety.

2. Kneeling… you may either sit or kneel.  If you choose to kneel, you can use the steps to the tabernacle.

3. Altar server Sick…. Altar servers should not be leaving their positions unless they need a tissue or get sick.  Please accompany them to the Parish Center if they are sick.  Someone from the congregation or Father will fill in.  

4. Remind servers if they need to bring the water to Father or to put the chalices away after Communion.


   Group vocalists lead and encourage the

   assembly to participate in the sung

   prayer during the celebration of parish

   Choirs include:  Traditional, Folk,

                              Men's, Youth, Children.

•Gift bearer
   Present the bread, wine, and collection

   basket to the presider during the

   Offertory of the liturgy.  
   Families, couples, individuals will be

   assigned to a weekend Mass every four

   to six weeks.

   Assist the presider in sharing the     

   church reading during the liturgical


•Altar server
   Assist the presider in the liturgical    

   Annual training.

•Communion servers
   Assist the presider in distributing the

   bread and wine to those attending the 

   liturgical  celebration.

   Individual vocalists lead and encourage

   the assembly to participate in the sung 

   prayer during the celebration of parish


    (organist, pianist, guitar)
    Accompany the cantors and choirs in leading

    the assembly in sung prayer.

•Music librarian
   Keep the music files organized and pull music

   to assemble choir books, when necessary, for

   funerals or major celebrations, i.e.     

   Christmas & Easter.


   Help parishioners find a seat, if necessary;

   take up the collection
   Direct visitors to the restrooms.

Liturgical Ministries:     Liturgy Coordinator:  Theresa Brierton
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St. Andrew Parish ministries help to keep our parish a very active and involved place to learn and worship.

Abilene, KS

a roman catholic church of the salina diocese