Liturgical Ministries

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Liturgy and Worship

Our Commitment:            
Distribute the Body and Blood of Jesus during Mass and other liturgical services where Communion is received.

Time & Training Required:
Once the training process is complete, Communion Ministers serve 2-3 Masses per month on average.
What We Do:
This ministry serves the parish in large by distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus during Mass.

Helpful Attributes:
Individuals must have maturity and reverence for the Real Presence of Jesus. No specific skills are necessary but must meet several qualifications in the application process.

Contact:
Angie Orfano 818.635.6555

 

Lectors Minister

Liturgy and Worship

Our Commitment:            
Minister to the people of OLP by proclaiming the Word of God through the lay readings at the OLP’s weekend Masses.

Time & Training Required:
Preparation time is based on the individual but is needed to prepare to proclaim the Word as some biblical words can be difficult to pronounce.
What We Do:
Our ministry serves members and guests of OLP’ s at the weekend Masses. We minister to the members of OLP’s by proclaiming the first and second readings of the Liturgy of the Word during the weekend liturgy.
Helpful Attributes:
Adults (youths for certain occasions) who are very self-confident and enjoy reading aloud with the talent of being able to project what they read clearly, distinctly and with meaning.

Contact:

Althea John     818.780.6172

 

Altar Servers

Liturgy and Worship

Our Commitment:            
Altar servers help free the presider priest from details so he may give full attention to presiding over Mass.

Time & Training Required:
At minimum, two initial training sessions for each group of new servers (about 3 hours each) and about 1-2 hours a month serving Mass. Altar server trainers and coordinators also devote another hour per week in general and extra time at feast days and holy days to prepare.

What We Do:
The various tasks include: leading liturgical processions, assisting with the book of prayers, helping set the altar table and setting sacred vessels aside after communion. After Mass, they take care of the candles, incense and processional cross.

Helpful Attributes:
Parish youth who strive to praise God and serve the Church specifically through assisting with the sacred Liturgy and other liturgical celebrations. Reverence, being a living example of the Gospel and utmost devotion to the Eucharist are expected.

Contacts

Troy Cruz 818.356.0487

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Liturgy and Worship

Our Commitment:
To show our gratitude, love, and duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord, the first Tuesday of the month.

Might Jesus be calling you to spend regular time in His True Presence? Please contact the Adoration Coordinator for questions, or to sign up as a member or substitute. Everyone is invited!

Time & Training Required:
One hour attendance once a month members. Come in earlier for set up and stay late for close up.

What We Do:
Be present for a hour the Lord’s True Presence is exposed for Adoration so that Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament may happen.

Helpful Attributes:
A willingness to spend time in Adoration of our Lord. Faithfulness to pledged a hour of participation in this traditional form of devotion entails spending time in prayer and adoration before Jesus in his Eucharistic Presence.

 

Monthly Adoration

Second Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm in the church.

 

Contact:
Isabel Tapia

 

Sacristans

Liturgy and Worship

Our Commitment:            
Sacristans prepare the church for Mass, baptisms and funerals. A sacristan sets up and cleans up after a Mass or other liturgical service.

Time & Training Required:
A new sacristan will need to train at the Mass they will plan on ministering at so they are comfortable with the specifics of that particular Mass. Usually they will shadow a sacristan for 3-4 weeks or until they are comfortable with the duties that will need to be performed. Available to serve at Holy days and to substitute for a sacristan who is ill or out of town.  Sacristans need to be communion ministers.

What We Do:
Sacristans prepare the church for liturgy and perform the necessary duties thereof whether it is for a Mass.  This requires coming early and staying late. They are available to help the priest and deacon as needed.

Helpful Attributes:
Individuals should be detail-oriented, gregarious, able to adjust to last minute changes, helpful and knowledgeable about Liturgy and the church facility.

Contact:
Procer Francisco

 

Altar Society

Liturgy and Worship

Our Commitment:
A group of dedicated women who helps maintain the altar through their efforts, assisting the Pastor in maintaining the Altar and Sanctuary. This includes cleaning and setting of the Altar for Services, caring for the vestments, Altar cloths, decorate for special occasions and care for the plants and flowers.

What We Do:
Ensure that fresh linens are available for every worship service at OLP’s through heartfelt and dedicated service.

Time & Training Required:
Although everyone works at their own pace, at least 4 – 6 hours is required to process one week’s linens. Two separate loads are washed and dried. Ironing of at least 80 purificators takes 2 – 3 hours.

Helpful Attributes:
Anyone willing to launder and iron about 80-100 pieces of linen and towels and return them promptly is encouraged to volunteer.

Contact
Lynda Gomez   818-881-4622

 

Ushers

Liturgy and Worship

Our Commitment:
This ministry is one of welcoming. A friendly handshake, warm smile and sincere welcome are the requirements of this ministry. Greeting our parish family and guests is an essential part of being comfortable and community. Cheerfully maintain order within the sanctuary and gathering space allowing all parishioners to fully participate in the Mass.

Time & Training Required:
Ushers average serving at least 2 times per month. Must be flexible to serve as a substitute when needed and attend an initial 30 minute training. (When scheduled: arrive 20 minutes before Mass begins, stay 15-20 minutes after Mass).

What We Do:
Ushers greet people warmly, introduce strangers, help people sit together, pass out hymnals when necessary, care for any needs (if someone gets sick or other emergencies), take up the collection, help with good order at Communion, distribute bulletins in the course of saying goodbye to everyone and direct people.

Helpful Attributes:
Hospitable, friendly, outgoing people; age 16 and up. No particular skills necessary. However, need to be trainable for job duties as well as light medical emergency response (CPR, AED).

Contact:
Maricela Zamarripa