"They devoted themselves to the apostles' instruction and the communal life, to the breaking of bread and the prayers."
Worship and reception of the sacraments are the heart and soul of Catholic practice. According to the Second Vatican Council, "The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify men, to build up the body of Christ, and finally, to give worship to God. Because they are signs they also instruct. They not only presuppose faith, but by words and objects they also nourish, strengthen, and express it; that is why they are called ‘sacraments of faith.' They do indeed impart grace, but, in addition, the very act of celebrating them disposes the faithful most effectively to receive this grace in a fruitful manner, to worship God duly, and to practice charity" (Sacred Constitution on the Liturgy, 59). At St. Luke we also view worship and reception of the sacraments as the heart and soul of our community and blessings that should be shared together.
Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in the sharing of communion at Masses and communion services. To become an Extraordinary minister at St. Luke, one must complete a training that includes both the theological and liturgical background for this ministry, as well as the practical aspects of assisting in the sharing of communion. Training is typically offered twice each year, and is prominently announced when it is available.
EMHC Guidelines (PDF)
Ministers of Hospitality
Seeking friendly individuals, couples and families for our Ministers of Hospitality!
This is an exciting, important ministry at St. Luke as we focus on hospitality and strengthening our faith community.
The role of the Minister of Hospitality is one of offering a friendly, welcoming presence to those coming to worship, of providing leadership during emergencies and performing such tasks as taking up the collection, presenting the gifts, assisting parishioners during Communion, disseminating the church bulletin and participating in cleaning the church after completion of the Mass.
Please contact Diane Schafer at 317-259-4373 ext.218, with questions or to signup to be a greeter.
LECTOR (MINISTER OF THE WORD)
Lectors help communicate the Word of God at Mass. Members of this important ministry are trained to bring the words of Scripture. Through proper training, lectors help the congregation to better understand the scripture and to successfully communicate their messages to the people in attendance at Mass.
Lector Reminders (PDF) A quick reference page to the Lector Guidelines.
Lector Guidelines (PDF)
These ministries afford a wonderful opportunity to the lay faithful to participate in the celebration of the Mass. During the first part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word, Lectors proclaim the Scriptural readings of the day. In the second part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priests with the distribution of Holy Communion under both species, in the consecrated bread and wine.
In addition, we have Sacristans, who help to prepare for the Eucharistic celebration, and Altar Servers, who assist at Mass.
The following PDF files are our various altar server documents.
Serving Mass is a very important ministry in the Church. Thank you for assisting in this ministry. To help you do this to the best of your ability, we have prepared this short booklet to give you an understanding of your responsibilities before, during, and after the celebration of the Holy Mass.
Server Contract (PDF)
Return this form to Msgr. Schaedel in the Parish Office.