Beginning in the 4th grade, the youth of our parish are invited to participate in our worship in a variety of ways. The involvement of the youth in the liturgy is a blessing to the church, enhances our worship, and is part of what creates a spirit of joy in our Christian life together. Youth may participate as:
Acolytes (4th - 12th grade): At the 9 & 11:15 am liturgies, torch bearers (4th - 6th grades) and crucifers (7th - 12th grades) assist with lighting and extinguishing the candles, participate in the procession and assist with the presentation of the bread and wine, our Eucharistic elements.
Intercessors (7th - 12th grade): At the 9 am liturgy, intercessors come forward from the congregation to lead the Prayers of the People.
Readers (7th - 12th grade): At the 9 am liturgy, lay readers come forward from the congregation to read the first lesson, usually from the Old Testament.
Greeters (6th - 12th grade): At the 9 am liturgy, greeters share the gift of hospitality by welcoming people to the worship service and assisting with the offering and presentation of the gifts.
Videographers (6th - 12th grade): At the 9 am liturgy and other special occasions, the videographers assist by recording the services with our state of the art audio-visual equipment.