The overall purpose of the ministry of Liturgy is to prepare and provide for the spiritual development of each member of the community through liturgical celebrations. We recognize that because of our parish's own individuality and uniqueness, it is always we who celebrate and the celebration must be ours.
Liturgy Ministries at SJV
Altar Servers Grade 4-12 students who assist the priest during weekend Masses and special liturgies.
St. Francis Art & Environment Committee We are a team of women who clean and decorate for weekend Masses and liturgies and special occasions.
Care of Altar Linens
Drivers for Palmer Hills A group that drives residents of Palmer Hills Retirement Center to 9:00 Mass and back on Sunday mornings.
Eucharistic Ministers They welcome all to the celebration of Mass and distribute the Body & Blood of Christ to fellow worshippers during the communion rite.
Eucharistic Minister's to the Sick and Confined This ministry brings communion to the sick or home bound parishioners after the
9:00am Mass on Sunday mornings.
Cantors A musician who leads the assembly in singing hymns and acclamations of faith, responsorial psalms and Gospel acclamations.
Music Ministry Offers multiple opportunities for students and adults to join in the musical and liturgical life of the parish.
Readers Those who proclaim the Word of God in the Liturgy of the Word during Mass and lead the Prayers of the Faithful.
Sacristans This ministry takes place "behind the scenes". Sacristans prepare and set out the vessels, bread, wine and small linens needed for Mass, then purify the vessels after Mass.
Ushers This is a ministry of hospitality! Ushers welcome all who gather for Mass and assist by distributing worship aids, seating, passing the collection baskets, guiding the communion procession, and distributing weekly bulletins.