Ministry of Worship

The daily and weekly living out of the Paschal mystery through the sacramental life of the parish, especially the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist. This includes the liturgical life of the parish which contains the assembly, music, liturgical environment, lectors, music ministers, eucharistic ministers, hospitality ministers, and altar servers; the preparation of all liturgical ministers; and the effectiveness of preaching and hearing the Word of God so that it can be proclaimed in the world.

Liturgy Team
This board is comprised of all the liturgical ministry coordinators. They meet monthly to plan for the celebration of God’s word and Eucharist. They meet quarterly to vision for the next quarters services. For further details contact Fr. David at dandel@sfxc.org.

Sacristans
Our mass coordinators assist at designated mass weekly or every other week, to coordinate all the details for each service. If you have an interest in this area, please contact Kirsten at (909) 797-2533 ext. 228 or email kthorstad@sfxc.org.

Hospitality Ministry (Ushers)
Ministers of Hospitality are St. Frances parishioners who provide a welcoming, hospitable atmosphere at all parish liturgies. They ensure the orderly progress of the liturgies. They greet and welcome parishioners when arriving with a smile, friendly word and a songbook. They identify people to bring the gifts to the altar, take up the collection, direct people for communion and distribute the parish bulletins. For further information about this ministry, please call the office.

Liturgical Linen Ministry                                                            Ministers of Liturgical Linens play a very important roll in the liturgy by cleaning and purifying the Eucharistic linens, please call Peggy at (909) 797-2533 ext 222.

Music Ministry
St. Frances is a parish that sings! Music is a powerful tool in our prayer: It unites us as one community and directs our sung praise and thanksgiving to God.  The first role of the choir member, cantor, and instrumentalist is to serve our faith community in their prayer. With our music, we unveil dimensions of prayer that are not present in mere words. St. Frances is a parish that takes great joy in the vast treasury of music for the Church—all ages and styles at all liturgies. There are opportunities to serve in our choirs at all our liturgies: both Spanish and English. For further details speak with each music ministry leader – Bob Lampi, Michael Gross, Luis Arreola, Cindy Noble or Jamie Pelen.

Altar Servers
The server is a member of the assembly who assists the priest and deacon during the Eucharist and other liturgical ceremonies so that the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence. The server models the activity of the assembly and by singing, praying and keeping silence can enhance the worship of the assembly. The ministry of server is truly an honor. It should be treated with utmost dignity and reverence. Baptized persons in the third grade and older who have received First Communion may serve in this ministry. Training is provided before serving, as well as ongoing training annually. The time commitment involves 2 masses per month as well as holy days and special masses. For further information, please call  Deacon Dan Hudec at ext. 506.

Liturgical Environment
This is the ministry of preparing the church environment for the celebration of the liturgy through the enhancement of our surroundings, inviting the people to worship our Lord. This group keeps all liturgical fabrics clean, dusting furniture, replacing candles and changing the decorations in the church according to season. The space should inspire us with awe and wonder and also help us feel comfortable and at home. It may seem that these two qualities are opposed, but in fact when joined together, they can provide the setting for dynamic worship. For more information or to sign up for this ministry please contact Peggy at ext. 222 or ppatterson@sfxc.org .

Ministers of Communion (Eucharistic Ministers)
This is the ministry of bringing the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ to the People of God. It is also the ministry of witnessing to the faith in the real presence of Christ in the action of sharing in the Eucharistic meal of Christ’s sacrifice.The ministry is more than a functional ministry of distribution. What the minister offers to Christ in that very act, by which Christ gives of himself to his sisters and brothers, is a personal presence. The ritual instruction at the installation of acolytes captures the fullness of this ministry and the proper faith and human affection that should attend it. “In performing your ministry, bear in mind that, as you share the one bread with your brothers and sisters, so you form one body with them. Show a sincere love for Christ’s Mystical Body, God’s holy people, and especially for the weak and the sick. Be obedient to the commandment which the Lord gave to his apostles at the Last Supper, “Love one another as I also have loved you.” For further information, please call Dan Hudec 797-2533 ext. 506

Ministers of the Word (Lectors)
The lector communicates both the content and the spirit of God’s Word. The special gifts and skills of the lector have to do with drawing everyone into the scriptures. The love of scripture, the commitment to learning and training and great preparation are the gifts the lector brings to his/her community. The lector works closely with the presider, musicians and other ministers to help create the mood and rhythm of the liturgy. Lectors receive training at the parish and the Diocese. After training, they are scheduled to read on a regular basis at various masses. For further information, call Deacon Pete Bond, 797-2533 ext. 505, or email pbond@sfxc.org.

Wedding Coordinator
A wedding coordinator provides service to the Priest and Deacons as well as the couples preparing for marriage. They communicate with the prospective bride and groom and the ministry staff to prepare for the wedding ceremony and are responsible for coordinating the liturgy for mass. Training will be provided for anyone interested in working in this ministry. We do need coordinators for both English and Spanish weddings. If you are interested in this joyous ministry, please contact Fr. David at 797-2533 ext. 229 or dandel@sfxc.org.

S.A.L.T. (Sound and Light Team)
Our new SALT team manages the sound, lights, and cameras during all liturgical services. For further information, contact Michael Gross at 797-0568

Prayer Groups
We have two active prayer groups for the Spanish speaking community in our parish – Noché de Oración and Jovenes para Cristo. Prayer groups are a great way to devote more time to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For further details, please call Irlanda Miranda at 951-769-7439.

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