Ministers of the Word
The Ministers of the Word assist the priest by delivering the scripture readings at Masses and other Liturgies. Ministers serve a term of three years with an option to serve a further three. They are then requested to stand down for a period of three years but may if they wish, volunteer to serve again. A rota for service is in place and given the current number of Ministers, duty occurs approximately once a month.
There is a small separate group of Ministers for service at weekday Masses.
To be a Minister one needs to have a love and respect for God’s Word, to pray with it regularly and to be in good standing with the Church.
An ability to read confidently in public is necessary and training will be provided. If you think you could help with this Ministry please contact the Parish Priest.