Ministries at Blessed Sacrament

Ministries at Blessed Sacrament

As part of our responsibilities to one another, especially those that may be vulnerable in age, health or other living circumstances, the diocesan policy for ‘police security checks’ will be enforced for those ministries tagged with *.

Music

The purpose of music in the liturgy is to give glory to God and to sanctify God’s faithful people. Parishioners are invited to bring their musical gifts to share in this integral worship ministry at any of our Masses. (4:30 PM Saturday, 9:30 AM or 11:30 AM Sunday). 

Ushers

Just as we greet guests to our home, make them feel welcome and tend to their needs, likewise is the important role of the Ushers in our parish. Come! Bring your infectious joy to this branch of the Hospitality Team. Training provided!

Sacristans*

In this liturgical role, the sacristan works closely with the priest in maintaining the vessels, linens, vestments and in preparing the sanctuary for the Mass and other liturgies. More dedicated hands to this service are needed and welcome. Training provided.

Lectors

In the readings for Mass, the table of God’s word is laid for the faithful and the riches of the Bible are open to them. Lectors are always needed. Come and investigate the details of this ministry. Training provided!

Altar Servers*

Serving at the Altar of God is an honour, privilege, and necessity for the flow of our Liturgical celebrations. Training is provided to those who have received First Holy Communion and feel called to serve our Lord in this way.

Liturgy Committee

More details coming soon.


Committees We Have That You Can Join

Welcoming Committee*

The parish Welcoming Committee plays a central role in helping our parish become a more vibrant and welcoming community. The members of this committee are the face and heart of the parish to new members. They help to build up the body of Christ by increasing membership and sharing with all parishioners the ways that they can be an important part of Christ’s living body, the Church.

Hospitality Committee

Smart-Serve Qualification will be provided as required.

  • Parish Café – After Sunday Morning Masses.
  • Special Occasions, etc.

Decorating Committee

Decorations are an integral part of the Liturgical Year.  They help bring solemnity, in as much as they can help focus the ambiance of our celebrations.  We can decorate throughout the year, but especially at: Thanksgiving Remembrance Day, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter & Other Special Occasions.  This ministry also assists with events in the Parish Hall, ie. Social Celebrations.

Sacramental Preparation Committee*

Catechesis is an essential part of faith formation.  Sharing and mentoring others in the faith, is a great gift that we offer as we honour our Lord’s Command… “Go therefore into all the world making disciples…” Catechists are always in need especially for:

  • Baptismal Preparation
  • Reconciliation/First Holy Communion
  • Confirmation
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Children’s Liturgy*

(Sunday mornings during the 9:30 AM Mass) This ministry is designed to compliment the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program that is currently running in our Atrium.  Catechists are urgently needed. 

Catechesis of the Good Sheperd

The Catechesis of the Good Sheperd is a time-tested approach to faith formation. It feeds the deepest needs of children, allowing them to get to know God personally. In a retreat-like atmosphere, through the use of special materials designed just for them, children hear the Word proclaimed and grow in their relationship with God.

The most essential treasures of the Christian faith, from scripture and liturgy, touch the heart of each child and lead them to deep contemplation, prayer, and joy. Level 1 of Catechesis of the Good Sheperd at Blessed Sacrament takes place from October to May every Saturday morning. To learn more please contact Maria Angelica Cruz at maria.cruz.cuevas@gmail.com

Registration Application

Re-Enrollment

CGS Brochure

CGS Schedule

Youth Ministries Committee*

More details coming soon.

Ongoing Faith Formation Committee*

More details coming soon.

Theology on Tap Committee

More details coming soon.

Marriage Preparation*

“That Two May Become One” – Offering a parish course for couples looking for the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is a beautiful way of outreach at a time of critical discernment.  Married couples looking to share the joys of Catholic Married life in mentoring young couples, are encouraged to take on this ministry.  Responsibilities would also include Wedding Rehearsals.

Ministry to the Sick and Shut-ins Committee*

Ministers to the Sick and shut-ins are ordinary people who commit themselves to the visitation of the sick, shut-ins and home-bound. It is mainly a ministry of taking the Body of Christ to our brothers and sisters, in faith, who are unable to join with us in celebration of the Mass. On other occasion, visitation suffices the work of this ministry as a work of mercy. This visitation is called Pastoral Care and is one of the most ancient ministries of the Church.  Training provided!

Bereavement Committee*

The Risen Christ in our midst is the “firstborn of the dead” (Col 1:18). Through the light of his Resurrection, Blessed Sacrament parishioners can offer their hope and care for those who grieve the loss of a loved one.

Parishioners are encouraged to call a parish priest first when a family member has died, even before funeral directors or cemetery managers. The priest offers the consolation of the Church, and guidance on the Funeral Mass and burial in the sacred grounds of a cemetery.  The Bereavement Team assists in this special ministry of care and compassion.

Vigils, or wakes, in the Church are welcome at Blessed Sacrament Parish. The Bereavement Team can help you coordinate the Funeral readings, music and hospitality after the burial.

Parishioners who would like to participate in the Blessed Sacrament Parish bereavement ministry can help by:

  • attending the Vigil, Funeral and Burial on behalf of the parish community;
  • praying for the deceased and their loved ones;
  • serving as ushers at Funerals;
  • following up with bereaved family members, especially during the first year.

Properties Committee

More details coming soon.

Community Relations Committee

More details coming soon.

Other Talents To Share In Serving Our Lord and Each Other

If being in the public eye is not comfortable for you, perhaps you might consider offering your talents in other ways.  Trades: Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrician, Painter, Masonry, Sewing, Other. If you can help out in an area not listed, please let us know.