Virgin Mary

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

Liturgy Board

This comittee consists of representatives of the Liturgical Ministries who meet to plan special liturgies throughout the year, and plan ways to enhance our weekly liturgies.

Please click here for the Current Liturgical Ministry schedule.

Assumption B.V.M.Lectors

Lectors are men and women of our parish with a facility for public speaking and who have attained high school age. Lectors serve by proclaiming the Word of God at our Eucharistic Liturgies. Please contact  Nora for more information at 215-357-4006 .

Extraordinary MinistersAssumption B.V.M.

The Lord said, "I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst."

The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are Religious, Lay men and women of our parish appointed by the Cardinal to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass. Outside of Mass, some Extraordinary Ministers are asked to assist in bringing Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. They may also be asked to aid with the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday.

If you have a special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and feel you are being called to this ministry, please contact the rectory. Also if you were an Extraordinary Minister in another parish and wish to continue in this service, let us know and we will include you on our schedule. Thank you.

Assumption B.V.M.Altar Servers

This group is comprised of students (male and female) of the parish in grades 6 and above Catholic, public or private schools who serve at Mass and other liturgical ceremonies. Please call the rectory for information.

Please click here for the Altar Servers schedule.

Greeters

Greeters offer a welcome with friendliness and warmth at the entrance of the church at all weekend liturgies. In addition, these volunteers keep a lookout for visitors and especially anyone who may need special assistance. Occasionally, greeters are responsible for passing out special booklets, handouts or palm. Special liturgies also require greeters to help out with First Communion, Confirmation, the Parish Mission and other liturgical celebrations. Greeters are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the Mass they are attending. If you can not attend your usual Mass, you can greet at any Mass you attend. New greeters are always welcome!

If you are interested in becoming a Greeter, it is an easy and very rewarding ministry that fits your schedule. It is a great ministry to do as a family! To volunteer or ask for more information call Sue Dandar  at 215-322-7383  or the rectory at 215-357-1221.

Ushers

The most important job of an usher is to make parishoners and guests feel welcome at each Mass celebration. The usher invites members of the congregation to serve as gift bearers and, if needed, helps coordinate movement of the congregation during Holy Communion. In addition, the usher assists with the collection basket during the offering. If you would like to become part of this special ministry or would like more information, please call Ray Burkett  at 215-357-1283.

Please click here for the Lay Ministers schedule.