Liturgical Ministries

Spirituality Committee

The Spirituality Committee is responsible for revivals, retreats, the Sister to Sister program,
the Night Watch Service and the following ministries:

Art & Environment

This Ministry is involved in making St. Rita Church prayerful and aesthetically beautiful.
When you attend a Parish function and notice the beautifully decorated altars or artistic
floral arrangements in the sanctuary, you are looking at some of the efforts of this ministry. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ
at Mass.  The men and women of this ministry must complete a training session prior to serving.  

Lectors

Men, women, and children proclaim the Liturgy of the Word at Mass.  

Liturgical Praise and Worship Dancers

Liturgical dance is an expression of spiritual joy.

Sacristans

Serve the parish by preparing all the physical objects and elements needed for the Mass.
They prepare the vessels for the Eucharistic liturgy, set out appropriate quantities of bread
and wine, and assist the priest and other ministers in vesting.  They ensure that the
books are properly placed, and when the Mass is over, clean and put away all the vessels
and objects used during the celebration.

Altar Servers

The altar servers help to create an atmosphere of reverence during the procession to the
altar and assist the priest and deacons during all Liturgical services.  Further assistance
includes weddings, funerals, and other special liturgical functions. Training is available
for the altar servers.  Adult men and women are most welcome to help with this special
ministry.