In all things may God be glorified!
The Book of Common Prayer states, “At all celebrations of the Liturgy, it is fitting that the principle celebrant, whether bishop or priest, be assisted by other priests, and by deacons and lay persons.” (BCP 322 & 354)
The sacrificial ministry of the Altar, and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, is the primary service of the Church to Almighty God. Those that celebrate and assist must approach their ministry with dignity, humility, and care.
Areas within the Liturgy that involve lay participation are:
- Reading from the Bible at Mass
- The Prayers of the People
- Altar Guild
All of these areas require training and a sense of calling. Please speak with Fr. Klein for further information.