In a general sense, any Christian exercising a ministry is a minister. Since all the baptised are part of the universal priesthood, whenever they engage in their vocation to evangelize the world and to help those in need, they are ministers.
In addition, the Church calls people to the responsible stewardship of their time and talent in support of the Church. This often takes the form of volunteering for a specific lay ministry, most of which are liturgical, catechetical, or involved in pastoral care and social justice.
Liturgical lay ministries include lectors (Ministers of the Word) who proclaim scriptural (the Bible) passages during the Eucharist, altar servers and acolytes who assist the presider at the altar, cantors and music ministers who lead the singing, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion who serve during Mass and/or who take Holy Communion to the sick and homebound, and ushers or ministers of hospitality who direct the seating and procession of the assembly.
Catechetical lay ministries include catechists (Sunday school teachers and teachers at Catholic schools), dismissal leaders (ministers who lead RCIA catechumens on Sundays), retreat leaders, youth group leaders, and Scout religious emblems counselors.
Other lay ministries include those who work with charitable activities, pastoral care and outreach, or advocacy for social justice. These individuals give regularly and selflessly of their time and talents, serving the Parish of St Michael’s and its sister churches and chapels, in several areas. Please click here to join anyone of the groups or ministries, or contact the Parish Office at 662-4103.
|Elijah’s Bread||Pamela Meighoo||6634249 / 767 7123|
|Hospitality||Elizabeth Garcia||663 5671|
|Lay Ministers||Wendy Johnston||741 5995|
|Lectors||Judy Narinsingh||367 1934|
|Liturgy||Diane Narine||684 7675|
|– St. Michael’s Choir|
|– St. Cecilia’s Choir|
|– Acono Choir|
|Stewardship||Russel Gonzales||784 8848|
|Finance Committee||Wayne Johnson||463 9365|
|Harvest Committee||Joe Lendor||791 4154|
St. Michael’s Parish
|Prof. Karl Theodore|
|Counseling||Miranda Williams Rae Ann Williams||Call Office for appointment.|
|Legal Aid||You can see them any Sunday morning by appointment at St. Michael’s after mass at a nominal fee of $20.00 Call Office for appointment.|
|They meet every Friday at St Michael’s from 9.00am-12.00noon.Just come and be prayed with!|