What is liturgy, you ask? Liturgy is the name for styles of worship and prayer that take on a particular structure or follow basic patterns each time. This often involves the use of familiar words and music, a unity of movements and symbols that allow the people to achieve a deeper understanding of their faith. Liturgy is usually intended to be conducted with other people, not alone (the word “liturgy” comes from the Greek word leitourgia which loosely translates to mean “a work of the people.”)
Christ the King is blessed with many parishioners who serve in our liturgical ministries. Our Sacristans, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Ushers and Altar Servers, as well as our families who present the Gifts at Mass, all add to the heart of the Eucharistic celebration. Those ministers who take Holy Communion to the sick and home bound are vital to our parish family. Our liturgy is greatly enriched by the participation of all of our liturgical ministers who bring their special gifts.
Assisting with the liturgy is an excellent way to become involved in your church, meet other people and enrich the experience of your faith. All of the roles are equally important! If you’ve always thought that someone else was going to be there to help during Mass, maybe it’s time to be that someone! Explore the links here, learn more about each ministry, and then reflect . . .