Sts. Peter and Paul Church
66192 St. Mary Drive
Pearl River, LA 70452
The policies to be followed in the Archdiocese of New Orleans in regard to special ministers in the parish celebrations are as follows: Only adults 18 years and older (except in Catholic High Schools) are to serve as Liturgical Ministers, Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Ushers and should serve in one capacity only. “In exercising his function, everyone, whether minister or layman, should do that, and only that, which belongs to him, so that in the liturgy the Church may be seen in its variety of orders and ministries.” GIRM. 58
Students, male or female, who are in the fifth grade or older and have made their First Holy Communion, are encouraged to serve at Mass. Training is provided and interested youth may pick up an application form at one of the church entrances or contact the Pastor or Deacon Gene Templet listed inside the back cover of the Parish Bulletin.
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers
Males or females, 18 years of age and older, may serve in this ministry. General qualifications of special ministers: devotion to the Eucharist; exemplary living out of the Christian life; in good standing with the local Church community; fully initiated into the Catholic Church (i.e. received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Marriage in the Church.)
All reqests to serve in this capacity are sent to the Office of Worship at the Archdiocese for acceptance. Eucharistic Ministers are required to attend special training provided by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Eucharistic Ministers serve as extensions of our parish priest at Mass and make visits to the home-bound. Those interested in serving may contact Father or Deacon Pat Downey.
Lectors are men and women who serve our parish by reading the Scriptures, prayers of the faithful and parish announcements at Mass and special liturgies. Special training is provided throughout the year through the pastor, his delegate and the Archdiocese. Those interested may contact Deacon Pat Downey, listed inside the back cover of the Bulletin.
If you enjoy singing and would like to use your voice for the praise and glory of God, you are invited to join one of our choirs. Neither a solo voice nor musical training is necessary. Speak with a cantor after Mass.
The ushers are the first persons that visitors and newcomers meet when they come to Sts. Peter and Paul. Their ministry as ushers is to serve the community during all Church services with genuine Christian hospitality. Inside the back cover of the bulletin is the name of the person to contact about this ministry.