Liturgical

Ministries

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OUR LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

At Prince of Peace we have many opportunities to serve the Lord and one another. Our nine weekend Masses and other liturgies require the generous talents of over 1200 volunteers. From altar servers and Eucharistic ministers to lectors and musicians, each role is essential to the beauty and life of this great Work of the Lord.

Please take a look at the following opportunities and contact us at pop.worship@pophouston.org if you are interested in serving with us. Already serving with us? Log in to the Ministry Portal below. 


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ALTAR SERVERS

Young members of the parish function as lay ministers by reverently assisting the celebrant and deacon during Sunday Mass and at special liturgies. Open to boys and girls who have celebrated their First Communion and can sit reverently and take direction from an MC during Mass.

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AUDIO & VISUAL

The A/V Ministry assists by running the soundboard and screens during Mass and special liturgies and working the camera as needed. Training provided.

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CHAPEL HOSTS

One day per month, welcome people and coordinate flow during weekday confessions. Open to all adult parishioners.


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CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Join a team and lead children in grades 1-5 through an understanding of the Sunday readings. Held during the 9:00 am and 10:45 am Masses during the school year. Open to youth and adult parishioners. One weekend per month with a scheduled team.

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Spend time in prayer and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Open to all parishioners, commitment of one hour slot each week.                     

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EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Trained and commissioned to assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist at Mass, as well as bringing communion to parishioners who reside in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in their own homes and are unable to get to Mass.


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FUNERAL COORDINATORS

Set up for, coordinate flow & assist clergy at funeral liturgies. Assist family in a caring, compassionate and sensitive way at a difficult time. Ability to be flexible and adjust to last minute changes if needed. Available weekdays or Saturday. Open to all adult parishioners.

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LECTORS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God clearly and understandably so that all who hear may respond. Open to youth and adults who are practicing Catholics who love God’s Sacred Word and are comfortable speaking in public.

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MUSIC MINISTRY

Musicians provide music during weekend Masses, holy days, weddings, funerals and additional liturgies


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SACRISTANS

Sacristans make the necessary preparations for liturgical activities and assist other liturgical ministries at the Mass. Their responsibilities include preparing the altar, bread and wine, linens, vessels, liturgical books, etc. before each Mass. This ministry is open to commissioned EMHC’s.

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USHERS

Being a welcoming community is very important to us.  Ushers are the first face of the parish.  They warmly greet those coming into our church, offer assistance to those in need, distribute parish bulletins, take up the collection, assist with the flow of communion and distribute other materials as needed. Open to any adult or youth, ages 14 and up.

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WEDDING COORDINATORS

Assist the clergy and couples with the rehearsal and wedding service. Open to all parishioners. Must become commissioned EMHC. Set up for and attend one rehearsal and wedding per month.


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ADDITIONAL MINISTRIES

We have several additional ministries that work “behind the scenes” to ensure everything is prepared appropriately for the Mass.

Altar Corporales/Corporales de Altar – weekly care for altar linens

Altar Guild/Limpieza En La Iglesia – scheduled care for the church and chapel worship spaces

Art & Environment/Arte Y Ambiente – seasonal assistance with décor and plants

Purificators/Purificadores - weekly care for communion linens

Sew Linens/Costura – creation of additional linens as needed

Towels/Toallas – weekly care for towels used during Masses

Vestment/Alb Care - weekly care and cleaning for the clergy vestments and white albs worn at Masses

 

What shall I return to the Lord for all his goodness to me?
— Psalm 116:12