Liturgical Ministries

Eucharistic Minister

Adults responsible for distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at the sacrament of the Eucharist. Designated ministers will also be in charge of bringing the ciborium to the altar and washing the chalices, bowls and the wine carafe following Mass. Ministers are assigned to a Mass of their choice, which averages about one time per month. Training will be provided.

Proclaimer

Volunteers will proclaim the Sacred Scriptures during the Mass. Proclaimer is assigned to a Mass time of their choice approximately one time per month. Training will be provided.

Leader

Volunteers will start the Mass with a welcome and announcements. Leader is assigned to a Mass of their choice, approximately one time per month. Training will be provided.

Greeter

Adults or members of a family are assigned to a Mass of their choice, approximately one time per month. They are to arrive 20 minutes before the start of Mass and stand near their designated entrance. Following Mass, the greeters hand out the bulletins as parishioners leave the church. Training will be provided.

Sound & Media

Sound and Media lay ministers provide the means for the body of Christ to fully participate in the Mass and sacramental events of the church. Lay ministers operate microphones and speakers for Leaders, Proclaimers, and music ministry, as well as project songs and responsorial prayers onto the front screen. Sound and Media lay ministers are vital to Mass,  First Holy Communion, Confirmation, and special events in the life of St. James.

All Sound and Media lay ministers will be trained and mentored until they are comfortable working the sound/media booth. One Sound and one Media lay minister will be assigned to each Mass on a monthly basis. The team system works well & provides support for everyone.

Altar Servers

The role of the Altar Server is to assist the Priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Some of the Altar Server responsibilities include: caring for the altar candles, bearing the cross and candles in the entrance procession and assisting with holy water, water, wine and offertory gifts at Mass.

 

This ministry is open to boys and girls in grades 5 and above.  Training sessions are held regularly. Young people may join at any time during the year.


If you want more information or wish to sign up for one or more of these ministries, contact the Parish Office at 308-234-5536

St. James Stained Glass Window

St. James Catholic Church

3801 Avenue A, Kearney, NE 68847
308-234-5536
office@stjameschurchkearney.org

Parish Office Hours

Mon-Thurs – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Fri – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kearney Catholic High School

110 East 35th Street, Kearney, NE 68847
308-234-2610
kearneycatholic.org

KCHS Foundation

20 East 21st Street, Kearney, NE 68847
308-236-6903
kchsfoundation.org