Liturgical Resources

Liturgical Resources

"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'"  - John 6:35

Enhancing the spiritual life of our parish

The Worship and Spiritual Development Commission fosters and enhances the spiritual life of the Cathedral parish by the planning and implementation of worship and spiritual development opportunities according to the liturgical norms of the Roman Catholic Church. If you are interested in serving as a minister in our parish, please contact the parish office during office hours.

Liturgy Committee

Our Liturgy Committee organizes Sunday Masses, as well as the variety of devotions that are part of our rich Roman Catholic Tradition.

Additionally, this committee organizes the various ministries of the parish, including Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, offertory families, greeter/usher, lectors and special considerations for seasonal celebrations.

Greeters/Ushers

Greeters/ushers welcome parishioners and visitors to the Church before Mass. These are the first faces our parishioners and visitors see when they enter the Church for Mass.

We hope to provide a welcoming, joyful entrance to our church through greeters/ushers who reach out to open doors and say, "Hello!" to all who enter. 

Greeters/ushers assist the faithful before and during Mass, handing out "Breaking Bread" books, getting a count of attendance, making sure all ministers are present on the ministry sign-in sheet, taking up the collection and distributing bulletins after Masses.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Laity who assist the clergy in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass, as well as to those who are home-bound or sick, are called "Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion."

Our diocese has produced a Guide for Extraordinary Ministers. All EMHC are invited to read and review this guide carefully. If you are interested in becoming an EMHC, you are also invited to view this guide. 

>> GUIDE FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, 2018

You can learn more about the practice of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

>> LEARN MORE ON THE USCCB WEBSITE
Altar Servers

Serving at Mass and other liturgies is an important role because the server is assisting, not just the priest, but the whole worshipping community. Hence, altar servers are called to be aware of their role and their responsibility in performing it well.

>> ALTAR SERVER MANUAL, 2013
Gift Bearers

Families in our parish are invited to volunteer as Gift Bearers, who present gifts at the altar during Mass.

 

Lectors

Lectors are readers, who proclaim the Word of God at liturgies. If you are interested in becoming a Lector, please contact the parish office today to sign up.

>> THE LECTOR AT MASS, USCCB
>> HELPFUL "RULE" FOR LECTORS, ALETIA
Choir

Sacred Music is a vital component of the Holy Mass.

We invite you to learn more, or join a choir, by contacting our Music Director Sammy Umfleet 417-733-0877. 

 
Monthly Ministry Schedule

When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?

MATTHEW 26:40

Our Parish is blessed to have volunteers to perform the various ministries for our mass.  If you would like to volunteer please contact the church office during office hours. 

March 2020 Ministry Schedule

April 2020 Ministry Schedule

Additional Liturgical Resources

Extraordinary Form

The Diocese of Jefferson City has great resources for understanding and participating in the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass.

Funeral Liturgy

Visit our Funeral Liturgy page to learn more about planning and scheduling a funeral liturgy at our parish.

Mass Intentions

We have collected helpful information regarding Mass Intentions on our Mass Intentions page.

Weddings

To find more information about the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony or planning and scheduling your wedding, visit our Holy Matrimony page.