The Ignatian mandate of “being women and men for others” begins on the Lord’s Day within the Eucharistic Community; in diakonia (service). Students are welcomed and encouraged to use their particular talents and gifts in service of the faith community; as ministers of hospitality, word, Communion, and music. Formation and reflection sessions are held each semester for those who wish to serve for the first time – and for students who have had previous experience in liturgical ministry. A member of the professional staff coordinates each liturgical ministry. That person works closely with students to set a prayerful tone for their liturgical roles. Members of each liturgical ministry are also encouraged to move beyond the Chapel walls to the wider community in direct service to the disadvantaged and marginalized.
Ministers of Hospitality
Want to be a host/hostess at Alumni Chapel? Are you a welcoming presence? Become a minister of hospitality by welcoming individuals into Alumni Chapel at weekend mass. Yours is the first face of “Christ” to greet God’s people at the Chapel doors. Greeters arrive at Sunday services early to welcome our faith community and the many visitors who join us each week.
Ministers of the Word
Do you think of yourself as a good “story-teller?" Lectors are charged with the task of telling our family story; the story of salvation. This is the ministry of the Lord’s voice calling out in the midst of God’s people. We invite you to consider proclaiming the Word of God at Sunday Eucharist.
Ministers of Communion
Do you see Christ in others? Do you feel called to welcome the least among us? Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist are charged with the work of ministering Christ’s body and blood to the Body of Christ – the Church. Eucharistic Ministers serve approximately once every 2-3 weeks. No prior experience is needed, we will be happy to train you!
You can become a become a Minister of Hospitality, the Word or Communion in one of two ways:
Primarily, by attending one of the trainings in the Fall in Alumni chapel:
- September 17th Training for Hospitality and Communion Ministers
- September 19th Training for Ministers of the Word
Secondly: Later in the year, should you wish to be trained, we will schedule an individual training session for you! All you have to do is e-mail us to make an appointment.
To schedule a training session, or for more information, please contact email@example.com.