We believe that the Church's many activities are brought together and offered to God as a sacrifice of praise in the liturgy of the Mass. The Mass is the main and central prayer of the Church.
At Little Flower Parish, there are many opportunities to participate more fully in this prayer by serving in one or more of the liturgical ministries:
Lectors are parishioners age 14 or older who have been confirmed, who proclaim the Word of God at Mass and other liturgical celebrations in such a way that people hear and respond to God’s message of love.
Gift Presenters are members of the parish family who share in the Eucharistic action by bringing the bread and wine to the altar. All parishioners are welcome to serve; this ministry is especially fitting for families.
Greeter Ministry – welcomes parishioners and visitors to the church for Mass.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMC) are those who assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. They may also be asked to take Communion to the homebound of the parish.
Sacristans help clean the church on Thursdays after morning Mass.
Servers are boys and girls of the parish in fourth grade or older who serve God and His people by assisting the priest in preparation for and celebration of the Church’s liturgical rites.
Ushers are members of the parish who help with seating and the stewardship offering.
Music Ministry - Members of music ministry serve to support the singing participation of the congregation. We also enhance liturgical celebrations with harmonies and instrumental pieces. There are opportunities for cantors, singers and instrumentalists of all ages at our parish liturgies.
- Adult Choir – Adults (18 and over) – Usually sings at 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mass from fall through Corpus Christi. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. An annual social, picnic or dinner takes place.
- Cantor - The cantor sings intonations and verses that the assembly does not sing. For example, the cantor usually sings the Psalm and verses, as well as intoning the Gospel Acclamation and sings the Alleluia verse. Cantors sing at the 4:30, 9:00, and 11:00 Masses.
- Thérèse Brass - While not an official ensemble of our parish, the group is led by a second-generation parishioner, and has served the parish in various ways. Their primary focus is rehearsal and performance (gratis) at area retirement facilities as a way to give back to the elders of our community.