This traditional liturgical ministry is open to all parishioners of at least 5th grade age. Their main function is to assist the priest at the celebration of Mass.
Children present at the 11am Mass on every Sunday, have an opportunity to experience the Scriptures at a level more suited to their age level and understanding. Following the entrance procession, children adjourn to the Children's Liturgy classroom to engage in the Sunday Scriptures. Children return to families in the Church once the prayers of petition begin.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
The purpose of this ministry is to distribute communion at Mass each weekend, each holy day, and on other special occasions. Additionally, regular distribution of the Eucharist at selected nursing homes in the community is also a function of this ministry.
Florists bring beauty to St Ladislas through altar flowers for the weekend Masses. Florists water and maintain flowers during the week and work with the Art and Environment Committee in coordinating the liturgical environment.
To proclaim the readings at St Ladislas Liturgies, recite the General Intercessions and occasionally make pre-mass announcements.
The purpose of the choirs, cantors, keyboard accompaniment artists, and music planning committee is to help the St Ladislas parish worship through prayer and song. They do this by simply sharing our gifts of music, both instrumental and vocal, in a non-competitive way for the good of community singing.
Art & Environment Committee
We enhance our worship space and experience by use of color and form and layout. This committee works closely with the Liturgy Commission and the Florists. We are especially looking for those parishioners who are gifted in arts and crafts and design.
This is a service opportunity whose main function is to carry the large processional cross at the beginning and conclusion of the celebration of Mass.
Nursing Home Eucharistic Ministers
All Christians are called to gather at the altar and to break and share the bread of Communion and thus BE the Body of Christ. For those unable to gather with us, the sharing of the Eucharist becomes the sign of their oneness with the Body of Christ. We at St Ladislas have the responsibility to share the Eucharist with those unable to be with us - the shut ins and the ill, the residents in the nursing homes and assisted living.
Greeters & Ushers
Greeters and Ushers, assist the St Ladislas community at our weekend and special Masses in a variety of ways. Their job is to make those that gather for liturgy feel welcome and comfortable. They also assist by monitoring the communion procession, taking up our offertory collection and distributing programs and bulletins.
The Liturgy Commission supports the Liturgical life of the St Ladislas Community by fostering the “full, conscious and active participation of the assembly,” (The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Vatican Council II).
Prayers of the Faithful Committee
Prayers of the Faithful committee (working in teams of two) is responsible for preparing the prayers used at Mass known as the General Intercessions or the Prayers of the Faithful. Since these are the Prayers of our St Ladislas community, we are looking for a broad and diverse representation of volunteers to help express our prayer needs.
The sacristan is responsible for placing all the necessary vessels, linens, hosts and wine in the sanctuary and vestibule of the church prior to the celebration of liturgy. After the liturgy is complete, the sacristan cleans and stores the above items in the sacristy. The sacristan also assists the celebrant with vesting if he so desires.