Gift Bearer Ministry

During the Mass, at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, Gift Bearers bring forward the bread and wine which will become the Body and Blood of Christ. They represent the entire community.  Please consider joining this ancient ministry.  Serving as a Gift Bearer requires no special skill.  Let an usher at your Mass know that you / your family are willing to bear gifts (sign-up sheet in baptistery).  Arrive 10 minutes before Mass begins. Check in with the ushers to see if Gift Bearers have been assigned. The bearing of the gifts is a beautiful way for the faithful to play a significant role in the liturgical celebration.  In this ministry, family members can serve together. Please call the office if you have any questions.

This ministry is ancient. In the second century, Justin Martyr described the Mass: “When our prayer is ended, bread and wine with water are brought forth, and the president offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability.” Gift Bearers represent the entire community when bringing forward the bread and wine for consecration.  When serving as a gift bearer, your cue to bring gifts forward is when the Priest moves to the place in front of the altar where he will receive the gifts (during the time of the collection). Bearing gifts is a beautiful ministry and one that family members or friends can serve together.  Please consider signing up today.

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