- To lead the procession in a reverent manner.
- To process the Cross, the sign of our redemption, with dignity and joy.
- Arrive no less than 15-20 minutes early.
- Be faithful to the schedule – get a substitute when needed
- Be physically able to carry the parish processional Cross.
- Be willing to attend workshops and meetings.
What is the appropriate attire when serving in any liturgical ministry?
- Dress according to the dignity of the ministry:
- No one is allowed to wear shorts, even dress shorts, sweat suits, jeans, tennis shoes, t-shirts or tank tops.
- Check four (4) weeks of schedules online. Click Here to download.
- The coming weekends schedule is printed in the bulletin.
Day of the Liturgy
- Upon arrival, check name on liturgy board.
- Check the board for any notices to ALL MINISTERS or to CROSSBEARERS.
- Be standing in place in front of the gift table with the Cross/Crucifix when the “Welcome” begins.
- The Liturgy Coordinator will give you the signal to begin processing down the aisle.
- Walk down the aisle with dignity and joy. Hold the Cross/Crucifix in front of you and as high as is comfortable.
- Continue walking up the stairs beside the ambo, there is no need to bow or wait for the Celebrant. Place the Cross/Crucifix on the stand behind the wall.
- When the closing hymn is announced, move to sanctuary and behind the wall to pick up the Cross/Crucifix.
- Bring the Cross/Crucifix to the middle of the floor level using the stairs beside the ambo. Turn and face the altar.
- When the Celebrant bows/genuflects and turns to leave, you turn and lead the procession out.
- Process all the way to back be careful not to hit the lower ceiling in the back. Place the Cross/Crucifix on the stand behind the Baptismal Font.
- Throughout the Liturgy, be attentive to the actions taking place, and be ready to adjust to any needs that may arise.