Our Lady of Lourdes Liturgy

For more information about or to volunteer for these ministries contact James Rossi at jamesrossi@ollmlb.org or (321) 723-3636
Liturgical Ministries
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Art and Environment volunteers decorate the church for the liturgical seasons and major feasts.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communionhelp to distribute Holy Communion during Masses. Some Extraordinary Ministers also take Communion to the sick in hospitals, homes, and nursing homes.  Must be a Catholic in good standing, attend a Diocesan workshop, be commissioned by the Orlando Diocese and be trained as to our procedures.
Gift Bearers present the gifts of bread and wine at the altar during Mass.
Readers proclaim the Word of God to the assembly at Mass. Anyone with a love of Scripture, a strong speaking voice and self-confidence in front of people is welcome to try out for this ministry.

Servers assist the priest during Mass. Anyone in 4th grade or older is welcome in this ministry. Family teams are also welcome.

Sacristans are lay persons in ministry
dedicated to and responsible for the setup and cleanup of the Liturgy of the Mass in a reverent and humble manner.
Hospitality Ministry includes the following opportunities:
Greeters are those who welcome people at the doors of church before Mass.

Ushers assist people in finding seats, directing the communion lines and taking up the offerings of the people. Anyone high school age or older (male or female) is welcome to serve in this ministry.
Liturgy Corner
Ordinary Time
What is Ordinary Time?
The rhythm of the liturgical seasons reflects the rhythm of life — with its celebrations of anniversaries and its seasons of quiet growth and maturing.[1] 
Ordinary Time, meaning ordered or numbered time, is celebrated in two segments: from the Monday following the Baptism of Our Lord up to Ash Wednesday; and from Pentecost Monday to the First Sunday of Advent. This makes it the largest season of the Liturgical Year. 
In vestments usually green, the color of hope and growth, the Church counts the thirty-three or thirty-four Sundays of Ordinary Time, inviting her children to meditate upon the whole mystery of Christ – his life, miracles and teachings – in the light of his Resurrection. 
If the faithful are to mature in the spiritual life and increase in faith, they must descend the great mountain peaks of Easter and Christmas in order to “pasture” in the vast verdant meadows of tempus per annum, or Ordinary Time.
Music Ministries

Music Ministry includes the following opportunities:


10:30 am Mass Choir leads the music for 10:30 am Masses and for special parish celebrations. Anyone junior high school age or older who likes to sing is welcome to try out for the choir. The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and on Sundays at 9:45 am.

Contemporary Group leads the music for the 6:00 pm mass on Sunday evenings.  This group utilizes modern Catholic and Christian music in a rock band style manner (guitars, drums, bass, piano, etc.)

Spanish Choir leads worship at the Spanish Mass at 6pm.  Their music is both contemporary and traditional Spanish music.  

Children’s Choir welcomes children in grades 4 through 8. The choir sings for special celebrations through the year, including Christmas Eve. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed. Signup information will be distributed through the Parish Religious Education Program and the Grade School.

Handbell Choir adds to the music at weekend liturgies on an occasional basis. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Anyone high school age or older who reads music or is willing to learn is welcome.

Cantors lead the assembly’s singing as well as sing solo portions of the liturgy. Anyone with a good singing voice is welcome to try out for this ministry.

Instrumentalists add to the music at liturgy by playing various brass, woodwind, percussion and string instruments. Anyone who has had training on an instrument is welcome to try out for this ministry.