St. Brigid Liturgical Ministries

The Christian family expresses its belief in and love of God most effectively by gathering in communal prayer. As the Constitution on the Liturgy states:

The Church earnestly desires that all the faithful be led to that full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people' is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.

In response to this high call, we recognize our obligation to offer liturgical celebrations which engage the community in mind, body, heart, and spirit. We strive to accomplish this through the active participation of many individuals in a variety of liturgical ministries.

As a people of faith, we are called to serve our sisters and brothers at liturgy through the various liturgical ministries

St. Brigid Children's Choir (SBCC)
Contact: Mark Callahan
Email: SBCC@lexingtoncatholic.org
Children of all ages are welcome to join the St. Brigid Children's Choir (SBCC).  The SBCC sings at all Sunday 9am Masses at St. Brigid during the school year.  Rehearsals are Tuesday afternoons from 5:00pm - 6:00pm (after religious education classes) and Sunday mornings from 8:15am - 8:45am (before Mass).  Parents are always welcome to 'sit-in' for rehearsal.  In the words of St. Augustine:  "One who sings prays twice!"

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Contact: Sheilah Dreyer
Email: SaintBrigidChildrensLiturgy@lexingtoncatholic.org
Weekly during the school year at the 9:00am Mass, the children of the parish are welcomed to participate in a liturgy of the word designed especially for them - simplified readings, a child-friendly psalm, a homily focused on teaching. Adult volunteers for presider and shepherds (folks to guide the children up and down the stairs) are always needed. Children volunteers to read scripture and carry the banner are also needed.

Altar Servers
Contact: Parish Office
As the highest form of prayer assistance to the priest in these communal acts of worship, altar servers enhance the beauty and solemnity of the prayer of the people of God. The altar servers are recruited and trained at various times throughout the years. Girls and boys in the fourth grade and up are welcomed to join.

Lectors
Contact: Ann Ugolini
Email: SaintBrigidLectors@lexingtoncatholic.org
The lector ministry is a great opportunity to serve the St Brigid community. Lectors experience a joy that comes through serving the Lord and others. Lectors share the Word of God by proclaiming the Scriptures at Mass. They serve God by communicating His words to the parish community.
Lectors proclaim the first and second readings, and sometimes the Prayers of the Faithful or Responsorial Psalm. Generally each lector serves once or twice per month at a Mass on Sunday or a Holy Day. Training and workbooks are provided. Lectors usually gather annually as a group for an evening of reflection or a refresher session.

Eucharistic Ministers
Contact: Bob & Terrie Vincent
Email: SaintBrigidEucharisticMinisters@lexingtoncatholic.org
The role of the Eucharistic Minister, like that of all liturgical ministries, is more than simply a practical function. The action of ministering the Eucharistic body and blood of Christ is, above all, a service of love performed in faith for the good of the community. The minister's action is an invitation to share in the Eucharistic feast. We should be welcoming, open, and affirming, each in our own way.
Eucharistic Ministers are generally scheduled for one Liturgy every 2 weeks with training provided for new ministers as needed. New ministers are always welcome!

Ushers
Contact: Parish Office
Email: SaintBrigidUshers@lexingtoncatholic.org
As ministers of hospitality, Ushers greet us and welcome us to God's House. Ushers are responsible to collect the offering as well as to assist worshippers as need arises throughout the Mass.

Sacristans
Contact: Marie Callahan
Email: SaintBrigidSacristan@lexingtoncatholic.org
Sacristans are needed before and after mass. Their responsibility is to prepare the sanctuary, credence table, and sacristy for a given liturgy. Sacristans insure that the altar, liturgical objects, and books are ready before mass begins. After the mass, Sacristans return liturgical objects to their proper places.

Linens
Contact: Marie Hill
Email: SaintBrigidLinens@lexingtoncatholic.org
This group of parishioners shares the responsibility for keeping the linens used during the celebration of the Mass clean and pressed on a rotating basis. Linens are usually picked up on a Saturday and returned before the next Saturday. Linens can be retrieved when the Sacristy is open, preferably after Mass. They can also be picked up by special arrangement with the office. This group holds no meetings. Occasionally there is a brunch to thank these dedicated people for their efforts. New members are always welcome!

Music Ministries
Contact: Bill Grzybowski
Email: SaintBrigidMusic@lexingtoncatholic.org
"Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music is of preeminent importance." For more information about the many opportunities at St Brigid, please look at the Music Ministry section.

Worship Committee
Contact: Susan Morey
Email: SaintBrigidLiturgy@lexingtoncatholic.org
Worship Committee meets 5 - 6 times during the year. The committee provides suggestions on how we worship at St Brigid and is responsible for making sure the church is appropriately decorated to reflect the major liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. Many extra helpers are needed for special setup and teardown at Lent, Holy Week, Pentecost, Advent, and Christmas.

 

 

 

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