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Liturgy

Liturgical engagement is celebrating Christ’s presence through full spirited worship and joyful praise. Four major components contribute to Liturgical Engagement: Liturgical Ministries, Music, Ambiance, and Style.

 

Ministers of the Word or Lectors

are selected to proclaim the scripture readings and to lead the congregation in response. Any confirmed member of the parish may volunteer for training as a lector by contacting the pastor.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration of the Mass. Ministers may also bring the Eucharist to our parishioners who are homebound. Interested applicants must meet the following Diocesan guidelines: “mature Catholics respected in the Parish community who are noted for their devotion to the Eucharist and their service to the parish”. Accepted applicants are required to complete a short course of study after selection by the pastor.

Ushers

assist in the seating of parishioners and visitors at our weekend liturgies and help direct parishioners and visitors towards restrooms or any other location in the church that may be requested. Ushers also select people to carry up the gifts and receive the collections at Mass.

Greeters

assist in the welcoming of parishioners and visitors to the church and distribution of the parish bulletin. Adults and youth of all ages may act as greeters.

Altar Servers

assist at the altar during the celebration of the Mass and during other liturgical functions. Volunteers are accepted from youth who have celebrated their First Eucharist. Training must be completed to participate in this ministry.

Cantors and Choir Members

lead the congregation in music during the liturgy. Blessed Sacrament encourages the full participation from the assembly by providing effective musical leadership. We welcome new members at any time. Please offer your musical talents to God and our Parish!

 

 

Renewal Consultation Session

Thursday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom

The Diocese of Buffalo invites you to join us for an online Renewal Consultation Session to learn about and discuss the new Diocesan Road to Renewal Initiative. We want very much to understand the needs, concerns and hopes that you have for the Faith communities in your area of the Diocese.

Please join us for a Zoom gathering on Thursday, October 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m. as members of our Road to Renewal Committee facilitate these conversations regarding your experience of Church in this vicariate. The link will be on the parish website as well as on the Diocese of Buffalo website or at www.roadtorenewal.org. Please look for the box that corresponds with our date and then click on the N.W. Buffalo button to us!

In addition to these sessions, there are opportunities for those who prefer to share their insights in writing. Please send an email to renewal@buffalodiocese.org outlining your thoughts on renewing our Church’s mission and ministry, or take the online survey. Written letters can also be mailed directly to: Diocese of Buffalo, Road to Renewal, 795 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14203.