Liturgical

This ministry has a big team. There are 31 Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and they help to give communion to the faithful in church. The sick and homebound are not left out either and the ministers bring Jesus to them every Sunday.

There is a team of 32 young and enthusiastic youth serving at the altar. Kristus Aman is proud to announce that one of the earlier batches of altar server has joined the religious and recently professed his final vows as a Franciscan Friar.

Chief Coordinator 
Christina Ang 
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There are different gifts but the same Spirit; there are different ministries but the same Lord; there are different works but the same God who accomplishes all of them in everyone. To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Participation in the Holy Eucharist by all Catholics is a wonderful privilege, only available to us because we are made in the image of God and have been incorporated into His Body by His Son. Liturgical Ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies should utilise the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. It is a special privilege to be able to assist in the Eucharistic celebration whether participation is through "behind the scenes" preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass as Altar Server, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Lector, Commentator, Minister of Hospitality, and parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Acceptance of these tasks brings graces which we should reflect in the way we live.

Becoming a Liturgical Minister
In Kristus Aman, the Liturgical Ministry comprises the following and if any one of you is interested in serving this ministry, you may complete the form below.

ALTAR SERVERS
Servers are needed for Sundays, Saturdays and Days of Obligation and they also volunteer to serve at other masses. The duties depend on the type of Mass but include cross-bearer, holding the missal at the presider's chair, setting and clearing the altar during Mass, serving the presider with the breads, wine and water, and with water and towel for the ablutions. At some Masses (Feast Days) there is also the Thurifer or incense-bearer. They attend training once a month. Boys who have received their First Holy Communion can volunteer to serve at the altar.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION (EMoHCs)
EMoHCs have perhaps the most awe-inspiring role of all - to deliver to communicants the Body or Blood of Christ. They are approved and chosen by the Priest and are formally commissioned for their task. At Mass, after purifying their hands, they receive the Body and Blood from the presider at the altar and are given the consecrated hosts in ciboria by the presider, and then distribute communion to the People.
Ministers of Communion also distribute communion to the sick of house-bound. This follows a liturgical format which is outlined in a booklet for administering home communion to the sick.

LECTORS / READERS
In general, two readers participate in the Mass. The first carries in the Book of Gospels in procession and places it on the altar and returns to his/her seat. The lectionary (readings) would have been left on the ambo (lectern) open to the relevant page before Mass. After the opening prayer, the reader moves to the stand and proclaims the first reading. The reader then leaves the ambo. After the Responsorial Psalm sung by the cantor, the second reader goes to the ambo and proclaims the second reading, after which he/she places the lectionary on the shelf in the ambo.

HOSPITALITY MINISTERS
Ministers of Hospitality stand around the different entrances to welcome people to the celebration of the Mass and guide them to their seats if need be. They also offer each one the church bulletin. The purpose of this ministry is to give all parishioners and visitors the feeling of belonging to the community of faith. The Hospitality Ministers are also tasked with taking up the collection during the Offertory for Saturday/Sunday Masses. Following the Offertory, the Ministers of Hospitality will arrange for the bread and wine to be brought to the Altar in procession.

MUSIC MINISTRY
The choir sings regularly at all Saturday/Sunday/Feast Day Masses except on the 1st and last weekends. Practices are held every Monday at 8:00 pm. We welcome all adults and older children who can contribute to the Mass in this way.

COMMENTATORS
Commentators make all pre-mass announcements and if required to, also announcements after mass. Commentators also lead in the Prayer of the Faithful.

ROSARY & NOVENA LEADERS
Rosary & Novena lead the congregation in the praying of the Rosary and Novena every Saturday before mass.

FLOWERS
We have a team of ladies who are tasked with the flower arrangement for the chapel.

INFANT BAPTISM
Infant Baptism also comes under Liturgical.

CASH COUNTING TEAM
The members of the Cash Counting Team are responsible for the counting of the mass collections and the sealing of the offertory bag.

OTHER LITURGICAL SERVICES AT MASS
Sacristans
The sacristans are responsible for taking care of the vessels, vestments, altar linens and candles, etc. that are required for liturgical ceremonies. They are responsible for opening and closing the Church and ensuring that the lights and microphones are turned on and off and that the candles are extinguished. They ensure that all that is needed for the celebration is in place - e.g. the chalice and ciborium with altar breads, water and wine cruets, that the Missal and Lectionary are ready at pages for the Mass of the Day and the Prayers of the Faithful are available.

CONCLUSION
In the service of Ministry, we are all called to offer ourselves as sacrifices to the Lord. We must be willing to give of ourselves freely, and willing to give up our own will, and allow God to work in us and through us. Ministry calls for dedication and sacrifice in order to promote the work of Christ and the Church. Ultimately, we are called to be the servants of the servants, and to spread the message of Christ in everything that we do.