We are blessed in our community with a wealth of talented, enthusiastic and caring people who work very hard to make our liturgies welcoming and prayerful. It takes many people in many different roles to accomplish the “work” of liturgy. Below is a list of ministries that are offered through our parish. If you have any questions or would like to join one of these ministries, please contact the person identified or the rectory office.
Altar Care / Linen Care
Altar care is a behind the scenes ministry. Ministers are responsible for the care of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and the Sanctuary. Linen care ministers are responsible for washing and ironing the Altar linens. Contact person: Vicky Valdez 433-3565
Altar servers assist the priest at the altar during Mass. Their service is also to the community by setting the example for others by their attitude and posture. Altar servers are trained to server with grace and reverence. This ministry is open to persons from 10 years of age to adults. Contact person: Bianca Rosas
Art & Environment
Our art and environment ministers aid in preparing the Church as a pleasant and inspiring place to give praise to our God as we move through the liturgical seasons throughout the year. It is a way to serve God through your creativity and talents.
Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic serve the community by sharing the Body and Blood of Christ. This is a ministry that Pope Paul VI called “an important office of immense love”. It requires an understanding and revernce for the Eucharist. Training and commissioning takes place twice a year. Contact persons:
|5:00PM Mass||Elida Gonzales|
|8:00AM Mass||Eva Rodriguez|
|10:00AM Mass||Mary Olivares|
|12:00PM Mass||Victor Araguz|
Greeters / Lectors
Greeter introduce the Liturgy, offer the Prayer of the Fathful at Sunday Mass, and read the announcements. This ministry is opened to all baptized adults and teenagers. Training and commissioning takes place twice a year. Contact person: Delia Traspena
Lectors are called to proclaim the Word of God during Mass and other liturgical services. This ministry requires a strong belief in and devotion to the truth proclaimed in Scripture. Lectors practice prior to their assigned Mass and many attend weekly bible study. This ministry is opened to all baptized adults and teenagers. Training and commissioning takes place twice a year. Contact person: Delia Traspena
Hospitality ministers are called to be ministers of all who come through the Church doors. They welcome everybody, assist with seating, special needs and during the Presentation of the Gifts and Communion processions. They also distribute bulletins and handouts. This is an important and rewarding ministry for both adults and young people. It is a special opportunity for families to minister together. Training and commissioning takes place once a year. Contact person: Linda Campbell
Music is a major component of the worship experience at St. John Berchmans, and anyone who desires to participate is welcome. There are no formal auditions, and the structure of each group is designed to make the experience as convenient and enjoyable as possible, while still effectively adminstering to the community. Music ministers assist in leading the congregation in contemporary and classic hymns at all liturgies. Contact persons:
|5:00PM Mass||Beverly Abbott|
|8:00AM Mass||Bibiana Mesa|
|10:00AM Mass||Roy Sanchez|
|12:00PM Mass||Beverly Abbott|
People who have chosen the ministry of Pastoral Care to those confined by illness or the infirmities of age, give thanks for the opportunity to be apart of this special ministry. They are people who have chosen to reach out with gentle and tender hands to offer Jesus to those who are sick and suffering. Their call is to share the journey of others by offering the Eucharist and by offering their presence for a chat, prayer, or an understanding moment. Contact person: Lucy Villarreal
Sacristans assist with the preparation of the Altar and the altar linen for Mass and the presider when needed. Contact person: Delia Traspena .