Liturgical Ministries


Liturgical Ministries

Rev. Pete D. Literal Pastor
410-592-6206 x102


Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee works in consultation
with the Pastor and the Pastoral Staff in the
preparation and celebration of the liturgical
seasons and the sacraments. Meeting on the
first Monday of each month, the committee
also promotes the work and training of
parishioners for liturgical ministries.
The committee continues to implement the
work of Vatican Council II.

Effective proclaiming of the Word of God
at the Liturgy is the responsibility of
the person who serves as Reader. During
the liturgy, parishioners not only hear
the Scriptures but receive them just as
those first Christians did. Anyone
interested in this ministry will receive
training in proper techniques and delivery.

Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic Ministers are key laypersons
within the Church. They assist the whole
community in the Communion rite. Their
primary obligation is to assist the priest
in distributing Holy Communion. In our
parish, they assist in this sacred duty
at each Sunday Mass and on other occasions
as needed.

Our ushers serve the parish at Mass. Their
ministry facilitates the collection, offertory
procession, Eucharist and dismissal at the
conclusion of Mass. Ushers serve by keeping
good order in the Church, ensure the environment
is satisfactory, and assist those with
special needs.


Altar Society
The Altar Society of St. John’s is a group
from the parish who offer their dedicated
service to the Church. They are involved
in the life of the Church in a special way.
They assist the Pastor in maintaining the Altar,
Sanctuary and Sacristy. This includes
cleaning and setting of the Altar for Services,
caring for the vestments, Altar cloths, etc.
Care for the plants and flowers and decorations
for special occasions are also provided .

Altar Servers
It is a special privilege for a young person
to serve at Mass. Parents should consider the
serving of Mass as part of their child’s
religious education and encourage their
youngsters to strive to attain this goal.
Youths in grade 4 and older may participate
in this very special ministry. Contact the
parish office if you have a child that would
be interested in participating in this ministry.

Greeter Ministry
Greeters are prepared to welcome and assist
all who arrive at the church doors for weekend
Masses, thus sharing in the Christian mission
of evangelization, worship, and service which,
together, recognize each person as a sister or
brother in Christ.

Prayer Ministry
Qualified, trained, parishioners serve as
compassionate intercessors for Christ by praying
after Masses with anyone with specific requests
or needs. They witness to scripture’s call to
pray for one another.