PREPARATION OF THE CHURCHES: All three churches need to be cleaned and dusted, floors swept or vacuumed, and flowers arranged; and all need to be opened well in advance of the celebration of Mass or other liturgies. In addition all the sacred vessels and vestments etc need to be prepared, placed ready for use and cleaned and put away after liturgies.
DATA PROJECTION & AUDIO OPERATORS: to assist our assemblies to be active in their participation, all responses and hymn words are displayed through Powerpoint presentatioins, and when necessary (in the absence of live music) hymns need to be played from CD's. Some computer knowledge certainly helps but the most important aspect of this role is attention to the flow of the liturgy.
LEADERS OF CHILDREN'S LITURGY: take the children out and help them, through activities and prayer, to understand the scripture of the day at a level appropriate with their capacity to understand. A little preparation is required prior to sunday and this is supported by th parish staff.
READERS: lend their voices to God, so that He may proclaim His word to His people. A heart and mind willing to prepare the scripture readings during the week prior to mass is all that is needed.
COMMENTATORS: have much the same role in that they proclaim the Psalm and the General Intercessions. At times they might also make announcements of upcoming events.
COLLECTORS: hand out the collection basketsthat invite us to make financial offerings to God for the good of our parish, our priest and our diocese and their needs.
GIFT BEARERS: act on behalf of the assembly and carry the bread and wine, and financial offerings, to the table of sacrifice.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION: share with the priest (the ordinary minister of communion), the distribution to the assembly of both species of communion, the Body and Blood of Christ.