Our parish altar servers are children (grade 3 and above) and adults who assist the celebrant in the Sunday celebration of the liturgy, as well as on holy days. Altar servers carry the processional cross and candles, they hold the Missal for the celebrant, they prepare the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist, and they help receive the gifts of bread and wine. Altar servers must be able to take direction, they should be able to anticipate what needs to happen during the liturgy, and they need to be able to act in a dignified manner.
Lectors are entrusted with the ministry of proclaiming the Sacred Scriptures to those assembled at the Sunday Eucharist. Lectors also raise the community’s prayer to God by leading the Prayer of the Faithful. Individuals interested in this ministry must possess the ability to proclaim the sacred texts intelligibly and comfortably. They must also have the desire to share the Word with others and to grow in their understanding of the Scriptures.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of the Lord’s Body and Blood at Mass.
Our parish greeters are the first face of the parish, extending a warm welcome to parishioners and visitors. Greeters distribute music programs and bulletins, they answer questions, they invite people to bring forward our gifts of bread and wine during the Eucharistic Liturgy, and they invite parishioners to help with the offertory collection.
The church is fully accessible by elevator at both the street level entrance on Belvidere Street (at the front of the building), and at the entrance on the corner of St. Cecilia Street and Scotia Street (the left side of the building).