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:
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMC) are parishioners who have been confirmed, 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.
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.
Lectors are parishioners 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.
Music Ministry - We serve to heighten the musical life of Little Flower. We support congregational singing and offer special music to elevate liturgy. Whether you like to sing or play an instrument, parishioners of all ages are welcome to make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Please contact Joe Rivers, Director of Music Ministry, at [email protected] or find him in the music area after Mass for more information.
Parish Choir – From early September to Corpus Christi, the Parish Choir leads congregational singing and shares choral anthems at one of the Sunday Masses and special celebrations. Rehearsals take place Thursday evenings. Singers 14 years of age or older are welcome to join; no audition necessary!
- Cantor – When the choir is not singing for Mass, a cantor helps lead congregation singing. Cantors can be heard singing at Saturday and Sunday Masses throughout the entire year.
- Thérèse Brass – Led by Bill Haase, this brass ensemble performs at local retirement facilities as a way to give back to the elders of our community. On occasion, you can hear them at Mass collaborating with our Director of Music Ministry and Parish Choir.
- Youth Music – NEW! Do you have a K-8 student? Do they like music? Tell us what interests your child, and we will find a way for them to participate in music at Little Flower. Initial thoughts include Children’s Choir and Ukulele Club, but all ideas are welcome.
Recordings of our Music Ministry are available on our SoundCloud account at https://soundcloud.com/user-976119429
Servers are boys and girls of the parish who have made their First Communion, 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.