The various Liturgical Ministries at St. Paul of the Cross give parishioners the opportunity to more directly
participate in the celebration of the Eucharist, to have personal encounters with fellow parishioners, and to
grow in their own spiritual life.
Girls and boys may become altar servers starting in 6th grade through 8th grade. Servers assist the priests for weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Holy Days, weddings, and funerals.
Contact: Fr. Muraya
The Liturgy Committee plans and coordinates some of the liturgical seasons (e.g. Advent and Lent), as well as special Masses such as Thanksgiving, Epiphany, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Pentecost. Additionally, the committee reviews and makes recommendations for Masses and liturgical ministries (e.g. lectors and Eucharistic Ministers). Meetings are typically held the second Saturday of the month at 9:15am in the months of September through May. Any parishioner is welcome to attend and contribute. No experience or liturgical expertise is necessary. For more information, or to become a new member of this committee, please call the rectory (847) 825-7605. You may also contact the head of the Liturgy Committee, Marcella Dickerhofe.
Lectors are "Ministers of the Word" who proclaim the word of God during Mass. They bring our sacred scripture to life, giving voice to God's word. Lectors proclaim the first and second readings and lead the congregation in praying the Prayers of the Faithful (general intercessions). Training is offered approximately once yearly.
Eucharistic Ministers are "Extraordinay Ministers of Holy Communion." They are laity who assist the "ordinary ministers" (those ordained, i.e., priests, deacons, bishops) in distributing the consecrated, precious Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Training is offered approximately twice yearly.
Downloads for Eucharistic Ministers
Upper Church Diagram
Holy Family Chapel Diagram