Liturgical Resources

Liturgical Resources

"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.'"  - John 6:35

Enhancing the spiritual life of our parish

The Worship and Spiritual Development Commission fosters and enhances the spiritual life of the Cathedral parish by the planning and implementation of worship and spiritual development opportunities according to the liturgical norms of the Roman Catholic Church.

Liturgy Committee

Our Liturgy Committee organizes Sunday Masses, as well as the variety of devotions that are part of our rich Roman Catholic Tradition.

Additionally, this committee organizes the various ministries of the parish, including Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers, offertory families, ushers, lectors, greeters and special considerations for seasonal celebrations.

Contact the office at St. Joseph for more information. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Laity who assist the clergy in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass, as well as to those who are home-bound or sick, are called "Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion."

Our parish has produced a Guide for Extraordinary Ministers. All EMHC are invited to read and review this guide carefully. If you are interested in becoming an EMHC, you are also invited to view this guide. \

>> GUIDE FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS, 2018

You can learn more about the practice of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

>> LEARN MORE ON THE USCCB WEBSITE
Altar Servers

Serving at Mass and other liturgies is an important role because the server is assisting, not just the priest, but the whole worshiping community. Hence, altar servers are called to be aware of their role and their responsibility in performing it well.

Contact the Parish Staff if you are interested in serving today. 

 
Offertory Families

Families in our parish are invited to volunteer as Offertory Families, who present gifts at the altar during Mass.  All families are encouraged to serve in this ministry for our church. 

If your family is interested in taking the gifts up at Mass, please contact Cathy Fohey @ 573-769-3270 or youth@stjoepalmyra.org

Ushers

Ushers assist the faithful before and during Mass, taking up the collection and distributing bulletins after Masses.

If you are interested in serving as an Usher at Mass, please contact the Parish Office by calling (573) 769-3270

Lectors

Lectors are readers, who proclaim the Word of God at liturgies. All new lectors will have a training session prior to being assigned. 

If you are interested in becoming a Lector, please contact the parish office today to sign up and receive news of the next lector training session.

>> THE LECTOR AT MASS, USCCB
>> HELPFUL "RULE" FOR LECTORS, ALETIA
Greeters

Greeters welcome parishioners and visitors to the St. Joseph before Mass. These are the first faces our parishioners and visitors see when they entering St. Joseph.

We hope to provide a welcoming, joyful entrance to our church through greeters who reach out to open doors and say, "Hello!" to all who enter. 

Greeters may also assist in the "October Count," a weekend in the fall where our parish "takes count" of the Mass attendees in an effort to measure our engagement and ministries from year-to-year.

 

Contact the office if you are interested in this ministry.

Sacred Music

Sacred Music is a vital component of the Holy Mass.

Our parish has a choral group who sing at Sunday and Holy Day liturgies throughout the year.

We invite you to learn more, or join a choir, by contacting the office and we will then give information to the spirit and worship committee to contact you. 

Thanks for saying, "YES"!

>> VISIT THE SACRED MUSIC PAGE
Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist

When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?

MATTHEW 26:40

Our  Parish is blessed to have the first Sunday of the month for Adoration from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  set aside for the perpetual exposition and adoration of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

Volunteers are always needed to spend at least one hour with our Lord. 

Please contact the Parish Council to sign up for Adoration. 

Additional Liturgical Resources

Extraordinary Form

The Diocese of Jefferson City has great resources for understanding and participating in the Extraordinary Form of the Holy Mass.

Funeral Liturgy

Visit our Funeral Liturgy page to learn more about planning and scheduling a funeral liturgy at our parish.

Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions can be requested at the church office during normal work hours. 

Weddings

To find more information about the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony or planning and scheduling your wedding, visit our Holy Matrimony page. 

Contact the office, Father Kelechi, Deacon Bob or Deacon Luke to start planning your wedding.