At the start of each academic year, all students, Catholic and non-Catholic, receive a Liturgical Ministries survey through their religion classes. Students are asked to prayerfully consider ways in which they may serve God and the Ursuline faith community through the following Liturgical Ministries:
Altar Servers sign up in August through their Religion class to assist at Masses. Although past experience is appreciated, interested students need not be altar servers in their Catholic parish. Training is provided to anyone new to this ministry. Both young women and men may be trained as altar servers.
Seniors are invited to participate in the special role of Eucharistic Minister. Eucharistic Ministers provide extensive training after school and are commissioned to serve during our Feast of St. Ursula Liturgy. Once commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers, students may also serve in their home parish.
Readers take on the important ministry of proclaiming the Word of God and Petitions at all-school Masses and Prayer Services. Students interested in becoming a lector should sign up on the Liturgical Ministry Survey distributed through all religion classes in the fall of the academic year. Readers meet on the day of Mass to rehearse the selected readings.
The Liturgical Choir, El Fuego, is open to all interested students. El Fuego, Spanish for “The Fire,” brings music and song to all Ursuline worship experiences. El Fuego is open to vocalists and musicians. The choir meets to practice after school on Mondays in the Band Room. Practice is also held on the day of the liturgy during period three. Occasionally, El Fuego is asked to sing for Diocesan Masses and community events. Dr. Linda Miller, Religion teacher and Liturgy Coordinator, directs the choir with periodic assistance from Mrs. Joan Williams of the Fine Arts Department.
The Liturgy Committee, made up of all student volunteers under the guidance of Dr. Linda Miller, meets after school to plan school Masses and Prayer Services. Members of the Liturgy Committee support our worship experience with their creativity and leadership. Students interested in joining the Liturgy Committee may sign up on the Liturgical Survey in August through their religion class.
Students are invited to assist as sacristans or readers at morning mass in the Rev. Daniel Venglarik Chapel where Fr. Murphy presides.
For more information on how students may become involved in liturgical ministries, contact Dr. Linda Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).