On the weekend of January 13 and 14 our parish will be conducting an invitation to ministries after all masses. It takes an entire community to make our sacred liturgy holy and meaningful. Each ministry is unique and often enjoyable to those who participate. You will be trained and meet other people who are interested and willing to use their time and skills to make our masses even more holy. We need you, so please prayerfully consider becom- ing part of a ministry at Christ the Good Shepherd Parish.

Listed below are the ministries that you will be able to receive more infor- mation about and for which you can sign up for training. Please consider how you can become more involved.

Sacristan – prepare the altar before the celebration of mass and clean up af- ter the mass. This person should be good at following directions, be depend- able and organized.

Eucharistic Minister – assist in bringing the living body and blood of Jesus to the faithful. This person should be reverent, able to maneuver steps, and stand for a period of time.

Lector – proclaims the living word during the mass. This person should be able to take time to prepare before coming to mass, have a clear and loud speaking voice, and be able to maneuver steps.

Usher – assists parishioners at the entrance doors, assist in seating people in church, and take up the offertory collection. This person should be able to stand for a period of time and have a pleasant disposition.

Choir / Cantor – raise your voice in giving praise to God and inspire all of us to do the same. This person should have basic singing skills (audition), time to prepare and practice, and a basic understanding of the mass.

Bell Choir – use your skills to bring our liturgy to a more prayerful and holy level. This person should have a basic knowledge of music and available time to practice.

Please be generous by sharing your talents and skills with your faith com- munity at Christ the Good Shepherd