Adults as well as students in the fifth grade and up are trained to assist the celebrant during liturgies. This is a wonderful ministry with which to introduce children to Jesus’s call of active service.
“The word ‘liturgy’ originally meant a ‘public work’ or a ‘service in the name of/on behalf of the people.’
Eucharistic ministers are volunteers who distribute the Eucharist during the Liturgy. Training for this ministry is provided.
Eucharistic ministers to the sick are trained to take Holy Communion to our brothers and sisters whose health prevents them from coming to Church.
Lectors proclaim the scripture during the liturgy. Their preparation includes reading, reflection, meditation, and prayer throughout the week.
This committee helps make the ambience of our liturgical celebrations more aesthetically pleasing and conducive to spiritual engagement with our Lord and each other within our worshipping community.
The music ministry provides a spiritual and uplifting message of God through song during the liturgy.
Based on Jesus’ mission statement in Luke 4: 16-21, St. Jerome Peace and Justice is the primary resource and catalyst for the work of social justice in the parish.
Sacristans oversee the preparation for the Liturgy. They set up for Mass and make sure the necessary people and items are available for each celebration.
The primary responsibility of ushers and greeters is to provide a welcoming, friendly, and comfortable atmosphere for worship. Other duties include collecting donations, escorting people to pews and offering emergency assistance if needed.