Ministers of the Word



WHAT WE DO
Ministers of the Word are trained lay people who proclaim the sacred Scripture at mass with skill, reverence and understanding. Ministers of the Word carry the Book of the Gospels in the Entrance Procession, proclaim the First and Second Readings, and lead the Prayer of the Faithful. Lay people engage in this ministry in the absence of a deacon.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED
If you are intersted in serving in this ministry, please contact the Director of Music and Liturgy.

CONTACT

Director of Music and Liturgy
574-234-3134 
musicandliturgy@stjoeparish.com

  

Formation & Training

New Ministers of the Word are required to attend one training session offered at Saint Joseph before engaging in the ministry. Information on training sessions is posted below. The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend requests that all Ministers of the Word attend a spiritual formation event, such as a retreat, annually.

Training Session for New Ministers of the Word
Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:30-10:30am in the church

Are you a Minister of the Word and still need a Lector Workbook? This Workbook contains the readings for mass as well as commentary and helpful tips for proclaiming the Word. Contact the Director of Music and Liturgy to obtain a Workbook.

Download the Ministry of the Word Guidelines

    

Scheduling for Ministers

Ministers are scheduled in advance at the Masses they prefer, and frequency varies by liturgy.

We use Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) to schedule all of our liturgical ministers. MSP has an online component, which allows ministers to input their serving preferences including dates that they are unable to serve, preferred Masses, and family scheduling options. Ministers can also request subs online if they are unable to serve when schedule.

Download a substitute list (January 2013) >

If you forget your username or password:
You will need your Username and Password to login, which you received via email. If you need them resent, please email musicandliturgy@stjoeparish.com or call 574-234-3134.

    


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