Liturgy

Worship & Spiritual Life

Liturgical Committee

Stephanie Brown                                                 mstephaniebrown@icloud.com or 757-547-6578

 

The mission of this committee is to promote and develop ceremonies and environment for the worship of God and the spiritual life our Parish.  It is an advisory committee that reports to Parish Council.  Members represent various liturgical oriented ministries as outlined below.

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word*

                                                                                             

During the 8:30am and 11:00am Sunday Masses, the children of the congregation are invited to gather and are then escorted out to a room where they will listen to the Liturgy of the Word.  The readings are those of the particular Sunday in the Liturgical Year, but are taken from a children’s lectionary so the children can more easily understand the message.  Training is available for those who love children and wish to share the Gospel with them.

 

Nursery*

Ann Stencil                                                                      astencil@gmail.com or 757-857-0504

A nursery is provided for small children to play during the 8:30am and 11:00am Sunday Masses.  Parents and those who love small children can volunteer and are schedules every two to three months.  Volunteers are greatly needed.

 

Church Art & Environment                                                                               

Sandy Butterfield                                                                                757-853-5553

Volunteers ensure that the church is decorated each week according to the season and celebrations of the Church calendar.  Volunteers are needed to help water and maintain green plants and alter arrangements each week and to help decorate the Church for Christmas and Easter.  “Many hands make light work”.  All individuals, groups and families are invited to participate.

 

 

Liturgical Ministries

Lectors

Joe & Susan Bousquet                                                                         757-627-7555

Proclaiming the Word of God has always been a fundamental part of the Catholic Liturgy.  Lectors read the parish announcements, the scripture, and the Prayers of the Faithful from the pulpit. They are provided with a Gospel Workbook and are asked to prepare for their assigned reading prior to Mass. All individuals who are confirmed are invited to participate in this ministry.

 

Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist

Stephanie Brown                                              Mstephaniebrown@icloud.com

This lay ministry distributes the Blessed Sacrament to our assemblies and prepares the Sacred Vessels prior to Mass as well as washes, dries, and puts away vessels after Mass.  All individuals who are confirmed and at least 16 years of age are invited to participate in this ministry.

           

Altar Servers

Kay Killian                                              kay747@cox.net or 757-270-0734

Altar Servers provide an important liturgical function by assisting the clergy before, during, and after the liturgy, and serving as prayer leaders for the congregation.  Mature boys and girls who have received their 1st Holy Communion are eligible and must attend one training session and complete a mentoring process prior to beginning their ministry.

 

Visitation to the Sick and Homebound

Legion of Mary - George Goretskie, President                806-778-1685 

                                  Evelyn Standle, Vice President            757-853-2206 or 406-0536

For those in our parish family who are unable to join us in the Sunday celebration, we have a committed group of Eucharistic Ministers who with the Legion of Mary volunteer to bring the Eucharist to the homebound. Visits with the homebound are scheduled during the week based on individual needs. In addition to being commissioned as Eucharistic Ministers, volunteers participate in special training with Fr. Matthias and make their first visits with an experienced mentor. If you or anyone in your family would benefit from this ministry, please contact the parish office.

 

Visitation to Hospitals

Parish Office                                                                                        757-622-1120

The Parish Priest is available to visit any Parishioner or their family members in local hospitals.  Because of current privacy regulations, you must give permission to the admitting clerk of the hospital if you would like them to notify the Parish or you may call the Parish office directly.

 

Greeters

The Ministry of the Greeters serves the community by recognizing and welcoming each member of the assembly as if that person were Christ. Just as we greet guests to our homes, make them feel welcome and tend to their needs, so do these ministers help the members of the assembly feel welcome and comfortable as they gather for each Liturgy. All individuals, groups and families are welcome to participate in this ministry.

 

Ushers and Jr. Ushers

Ken Brink                                                          frankopie@cox.net or 757-657-0152

Ushers and Junior Ushers (Fifth grade and older) serve the parish community by greeting people as they arrive, escorting people to their seats, gathering and securing the collection, assisting in taking gifts to the altar, guiding the flow of communicants as they approach the Eucharistic Ministers and handing out bulletins at the conclusion of Sunday Mass. All individuals are invited to participate in this ministry.

 

Alter Guild/Sacristan

George Goretskie                                                          806-778-1685

Volunteers collect and carefully wash purificators and other linens used for Mass each week. Purificators are the linens used to cleanse the chalice between and after use by communicants. Because the purificator comes into contact with the Blessed Sacrament it is treated with appropriate reverence. It is an encounter of holiness in the ordinary, where work becomes prayer and prayer springs from work. This is a ministry that appeals to the detail oriented person who enjoys working “behind the scenes.” Ideally the commitment would be once a month or less. All are invited to participate in this ministry.

 

Devotions

Greta Hovik                                                     gashovik@yahoo.com or 757-617-1804

First Friday Devotion and Eucharistic Adoration: On the first Friday of each month, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament begins after the 8:30 Mass and concludes at 12midnight. You are welcome to come any time to pray or if you prefer, commit to a scheduled time for adoration. All individuals are invited to participate in this adoration.

 

Legion of Mary         

George Goretskie, President                               806-778-1685

The Legion of Mary, an association of Catholic Laity who serve the Church on a volunteer basis, meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Office.  Their desire is to fulfill their baptismal promises and be able to live their dedication to the Church in an organized structure, support by fraternity and prayer.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Spirit of God Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group

Steve & Trish Cyrs                                                sbcyrs@cox.net or 757-635-7590

The Spirit of God Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bible Study Room in the Church.  We always begin with prayer and celebrate our faith in Jesus Christ with songs of praise and worship led by our music ministry.  We spend time listening to, and talking to Our Lord in prayer.  Our group enjoys Teachings, Scripture sharing, and personal testimonies, (sharing how we recognize God's presence in our lives).  We offer intercessory prayer, (praying for the needs of others). If you need prayer, or enjoy praying for others, please join us.

 

Prayer Intentions

Parish Office                                                                                       757-622-1120

Parishioners can rely on volunteers from Christ the King to pray for the specific intentions our Parish family.  Prayer requests can be made by calling the church office.

 

Prayer Chain

Parish Office                                                                                        757-622-1120

Is a group of Parishioners who pray for general Parish intentions.

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