A Minister of the Word is a lay person who is called to proclaim the Word of God at Mass or other Worship Services.
The first reading is taken from the Old Testament and is chosen to complement the Gospel, the Responsorial Psalm from one of the 150 psalms in the Book of Psalms, the Second Reading is taken from the New Testament other than the Gospels and is followed by the Acclamation to welcome the Gospel.
After the Creed the Minister of the Word assists with the Celebrant with the Prayers of the Faithful.
In both Churches of the Parish we have people who are trained and serve the community as Ministers of The Word.
This ministry is open to all practicing Catholics over the age of 18 who undergo a short period of preparation in the Parish.
These are usually approved by the Parish priest and are formally commissioned at a Sunday Mass for a fixed period of three years service.
If you would like to offer your services to the Parish as a Minister of the Word please contact the Parish Office 4515570