Students from all four classes have the opportunity to serve as Acolytes, Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers (EMs), Lectors, and Musicians at Sunday Masses, on Holy Days, and at all special Masses throughout the school year.
Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors
In addition to participating in liturgies, each ministry meets every two weeks during the academic year. The goal of these meetings is ongoing spiritual formation and the student ministers' development as future lay leaders of the Church, by enriching their spiritual lives with discussions and speakers in the area of faith, justice and morality, introducing them to different kinds of prayer, the experience of conducting a Communion Service and participation in service projects and building community.
Eucharistic Ministers and Lector Training
In the fall, 24 students are selected to become EMs, and 8-12 to become Lectors. Each group undertakes a five-week training program tailored to the needs of their specific ministry. The training culminates with an overnight retreat with their respective communities, and their Commissioning.
The training is multi-faceted, focusing on the privilege of what they do, including a deeper understanding of the Eucharist, procedures, daily journaling and faith-sharing, to ensure a clear understanding of their responsibilities. Each is assigned a mentor to guide them through the training.
Once each semester, the EMs and Lectors come together in a joint meeting. The purpose is twofold: to build community and to become more informed and more reflective Catholic Christians with the presentation/discussion of relevant topics.
If interested in being considered as a candidate for fall 2014 Eucharistic Minister training please complete the EM application and bring it with you to your interview which you can schedule by e-mailing Mr. Doug Ray, SJ.
If interested in being considered as a candidate for fall 2014 Lector training please complete the Lector application and bring it with you to your interview which you can schedule by e-mailing Deacon Tom Curran.
The Praise Project and Lord's Chords
The Praise Project and Lord's Chords are student-led musical groups that provide energetic and meaningful music for Campus Liturgies at the 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Student Masses. New singers and instrumentalists are always welcome! If you are interested in joining, please come and share your talent with us!
Contact: Dugan McGinley, Director of Music & Liturgy, ext. 2689.