"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.
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 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.
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.
You can learn more about the practice of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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.
Families in our parish are invited to volunteer as Gift Bearers, who present gifts at the altar during Mass.
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.
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?
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.