Liturgical Ministries



Liturgy Committee


The Liturgy Committee is responsible for the planning of various liturgical seasons, rites, and rituals that are a part of the worship life of our community within the Roman Catholic tradition. It works in harmony with the coordinators of Music Ministry, Environment Committee, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Greeters, and Altar Servers. All those who have an interest in Liturgy are welcome and invited to join. Meetings are held monthly.


Art and Environment


The Art and Environment Committee consists of volunteer parishioners who have a love of the liturgy and create seasonal environments that complement our worship. The Committee works year round and meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. to do their planning. Much more than "decorating," the Art and Environment Committee is sensitive to the rhythm of our liturgical life and creates settings that enhance our prayer and give us an even deeper sense and feeling for what we are celebrating at any particular time of the liturgical year.


Acolytes and Altar Servers


Girls, boys and all adults who have received First Eucharist assist in the celebration of the liturgy. Adult Acolytes are members of the parish who serve as crucifer, torchbearers, and thurifer for major feasts, solemnities, and special liturgies. Training is required and is offered in advance of major days of celebration.


Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist


All fully-initiated members of the parish are invited to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, assisting the Presider in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. Training is required and provided after which scheduling is established.


Funeral Coordinators


Women and men are invited to assist the Presider in the celebration of the Funeral Liturgy. They prepare the church, often proclaim the scriptures and lead the General Intercessions, prepare the altar, assist with the distribution of Holy Communion, facilitate the use of incense in the Final Commendation and Farewell, and then clean the Church afterward. Training is required and provided.




All Fully-initiated members of the parish are invited to serve as Lectors for liturgy. Training is required and provided to assist each person to proclaim the scriptures.




Great music and liturgy are at the heart of the worship life at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church Community. The assembly is encouraged to take a "full, conscious, and active" part in both the spoken and sung portions of the Eucharistic Liturgy. Visitors often comment on the strong singing of the hymns and service music by our assembly.


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Sacristans are responsible for preparing everything that is necessary for the celebration of the liturgy: the vessels, the Roman Missal, the Lectionary, the Book of the Gospels, the Credence Table, and the Gifts of Bread and Wine. At the conclusion of the liturgy, the vessels are purified, washed, and everything is prepared for the next liturgy. The ministry of Sacristan is open to both women and men. Training is required and provided.


Ushers and Greeters


All members of the parish are invited to the ministry of Usher and Greeter. They welcome parishioners as they arrive for liturgy, assist with seating, taking up the collection, directing the Communion Procession, distributing the Sunday Bulletin, and assisting in emergencies. Training is provided.


Wedding Coordinator


The Wedding coordinator assists with the details of the wedding liturgy, is present for the wedding rehearsal, prepares the church for the liturgy, facilitates the procession, is available to oversee the details of the ceremony at the church, and then restores the church following the liturgy and the taking of photographs. The Wedding Coordinator is assigned to your wedding at the time the date is set with the Parish Office.