"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 not offered each year, but is prominently announced when it is available.
EMHC Schedule (PDF)
EMHC Guidelines (PDF)
The ministry of Gift Bearer enacts an important ritual action, presenting the gifts of bread and wine during the Offertory for the preparation of the Eucharistic table. To participate in this important ministry, contact Sue Juriss at 317-844-8601 or email her at email@example.com.
Gift Bearer Guidelines (PDF)
Seeking friendly individuals, couples and families for our brand new Greeter Ministry!
This is an exciting, important ministry at St. Luke as we focus on hospitality and strengthening our faith community.
Arriving prior to Mass to provide hospitality to those attending Mass
Enthusiastically welcoming parishioners and visitors with a big smile
Offer directional help to those who need it
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)
Lector Schedule (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.
Ushers help welcome people to the celebration of the Eucharist.
Usher Guidelines (PDF)