God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and truth Jn 4:24
The mission of the Worship Commission is to celebrate God’s glory in prayer, to be a welcoming presence to our brothers and sisters, to hear the call of the Holy Spirit in worship, and to experience the presence of Christ the King, touching our hearts and transforming our lives. The Worship Commission shall be primarily concerned with liturgical ministries and spiritual development of the parish. (Revised 2014)
The ministries within the Worship Commission include the following:
Altar Servers: Altar Servers assist the priest at the altar during Mass. This service may help young parishioners to become involved in other ministries of the Parish in the future as well as provide for possible vocational opportunities.
Art and Environment: This ministry maintains an atmosphere of natural beauty and prayer in the church building in which parishioners gather for worship, community sharing, and giving to those in need.
Church Ushers/Greeters: A ministry of hospitality that meets and greets all who enter, assists parishioners with their needs, and assists with the weekly collection. These men and women are the welcoming face of Christ. A greeter is someone who can reach out to others with ease, have a presence of warmth and truly care about the assembly being at home in the worship space. Greeters are called to the task of hospitality as the assembly gathers for worship, especially reaching out to newcomers. They maintain comfort and order, tending to those who need special attention.
Eucharistic Adoration: “The closest thing to heaven on earth”-that is what Mother Teresa said of visiting Jesus in Adoration. Plan to take advantage of Adoration each Thursday at our Parish.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: These ministers are called to assist the Clergy with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at parish liturgies. Extraordinary Ministers are practicing Catholics who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Holy Trinity-Lady of Fatima Prayer Community: Their vision is “to bring people to a personal relationship with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the Fire of the Holy Spirit.”
Lectors: The Lector proclaims the readings from Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel at Mass. For a few brief moments, the lector has an opportunity to become a storyteller, bringing to the assembly the songs of a poet, the visions of a prophet, or the emotions of an apostle. The Lector also announces the General Intercessions in the absence of the Deacon.
Music Ministry: The purpose of the members of the Music Ministry of Christ the King is to encourage the assembly in song and enhance the prayer life of the community through the beauty and joy of music. The Music Ministry supports our Parish’s sung prayer by encouraging full and active participation among the parishioners. Parishioners are invited to participate in the: Adult Choir, Ensemble, Teen Ensemble, Children’s Choir and Cantor Program.
Sacristan Ministry: One or more parishioners help set up the vessels and other needs in preparation for weekday or weekend liturgies.
Fr. Jeff Stoneberg
Director of Music
Coordinator of Liturgy
Foster a better understanding of the Sanctuary as a Sacred Space in order to cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Inspire more active participation in parish ministries, especially targeting young adults (18-39) and immigrant Catholics.
Work to be a more welcoming parish.