Liturgical Ministries

The Liturgy Commission

The Liturgy Commission focuses on all aspects of worship for Christ the King Cathedral. Commission members train the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers and Masters of Ceremony. Members of the commission are responsible for assigning lectors, altar servers, ushers, masters of ceremony and music ministry for every Mass celebrated at Christ the King Cathedral.  Additionally, commission members prepare the Liturgical Environment for every liturgical season by changing out altar cloths, banners and flowers, and prepare the altar linens including the purificators.  The four areas of concern for environment are:  the Sanctuary -- the worship area, a climate of Hospitality, Liturgical Traditions and Seasonal Images. The commission meets on the Third Monday of each month - except for June and July - at 7 p.m. in the Monsignor Comiskey Room of the Parish Family Center. For more information, please contact Mary Presley, Chair at 928-1967.

Altar Care

Members are persons who enjoy preparing our worship space hospitably for our liturgical celebrations. We are not a select group. Anyone is welcome to join. Talents needed include general housekeeping skills, and decorators. The Sunday sacristans coordinate services needed prior to the liturgy. Minor organizational skills are all that are needed. Contact Beverly Wink at 438-3022. Hand servants help with the laundering and ironing of the Church linens each week.  Your time spent giving to these ministries is very much appreci­ated by your parish.

Altar Servers

This ministry provides members of the parish with a true opportunity to function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and/or deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies throughout the year. Perhaps one of the first services a boy or girl can perform for the Church community is that of being a server at Mass. This service may be given for many years, as shown by older men who serve when the boys or girls are not available. This service gives a sense of responsibility and builds a kinship with the Church and community. It can instill a sense of pride and honor for their part in the celebration of the Mass. Any student currently in the 3rd grade, and going into the 4th grade in the fall, or older, is invited to attend a formation session. Adults also are invited to enroll for training. For information, contact Erik Wanjura at 470-5282.

Lectors

Readers proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond. The reader/proclaimer of the Word is responsible for the first and second readings of Scripture at Sunday Masses and other services. Parish training is offered on a regular basis as announced in the bulletin and on the website and is required. For more information about this ministry, please contact Kathy Felts at 777-7462.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry provides sung prayer during weekend Masses, holy days, weddings, funerals and Reconciliation services. Parishioners are invited to share their musical talents through this ministry. The purpose of ministering through music is to act as a "prompter" for the assembly, allowing more complete participation in celebration or activity. Song and music are prayer, and spirituality is obvious through the musicians and music chosen for each event. Everyone is invited to be involved in the music ministry at Christ the King Cathedral. We welcome you as choir member, or with any gift of music God has bestowed upon you. Contact Sue Arnold, Chancel Choir Director at 797-0974 or Dr. Leslie Dutton, Celebration Choir Director at 544-8661.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are lay people sometimes referred to simply as Eucharistic Ministers. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve by assisting with the distribution of the Blessed Sacrament at Mass. For additional information, please contact Sharon Grant  at 470-1088.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the Homebound have previously been commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers and receive additional formation in order to bring communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and are unable to get to church. For additional information, please contact Catherine Tjia at 794-2134.

Special formation for each of these ministries - announced in the bulletin and website - is required.

Ushers and Greeters

Being a welcoming community is very important to us. Greeters are the first face of the parish. They greet those walking into our church. Ushers offer assistance to those in need, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection, and distribute other materials as needed. Our parish has a devoted, experienced group of ushers. Our aim is to serve and make our Church services go as smoothly as possible. We welcome all - especially women and confirmed youth - to serve in this ministry. Contact Dan Kuss, 794-5727.