"The Sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us.  The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament.  They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions."

--Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1131 



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Holy Communion

Dedication of a Church


Lay Ministries

  • Parish Ministries
    • Extraordinary Ministers: "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, whoever believes in me will never thirst" --John 6:35 We are all able to partake of the Body and Blood of Christ, and as an Extraordinary Minister you servev a role in the distribution.  Bringing together those willing to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion is a special ministry to the Church.  Below is information regarding commissioning of Extraordinary Ministers in your parish, as well as resources that may be of use to the extraordinary minister.  Any books from LTP are available through the Office: Extraordinary Ministers Commissioning Form Guide for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Lectors or Readers "Ezra read plainly from the book of the law of God, interpreting it so that all could understand what was read."--Nehemiah 8:8 Learning to serve as a lector in the parish is another important ministry to the Church.  It is our hope that these materials will adequately assist in your preparation and training of parish Lectors: Lector: Reader Guidelines Guide for Lectors Liturgy Commissions Guidelines for Parish Liturgy Commissions
  • The Care and Cleansing of Altar Linens(pdf)
  • The Care and Cleansing of Altar Linens(word)


Liturgical Resources