Ministry Workshops for 2019-2020

Ministry to the SickPrerequisite: Those who wish to participate in bringing Holy Communion to the Sick need to have taken the first level workshop. Namely Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion...

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Ministry to the Sick

Prerequisite: Those who wish to participate in bringing Holy Communion to the Sick need to have taken the first level workshop. Namely Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion during Mass. God calls each of us by name, At Baptism we become disciples of Jesus Christ. We are called into His service by using our talents for the building up of the Kingdom of God. This workshop on “Ministry to the Sick” deals with various topics. The historical development of the sacrament of “Anointing of the Sick” The historical development from “Extreme Unction “The Last Sacrament; to The Anointing of the Sick. There will be a discussion of the work of Dr. Kubler Ross on the five stages of death and dying. There will be an explanation on the Theology of Suffering. The Pastoral Care of the Sick six chapters will be discussed at length. The qualities that are needed for this ministry to the Sick.
$35.00 lunch included, certificate will be given.

What is Ministry?

This workshop deals with the basics. The workshop begins with the basis for all ministry that is done in the Church. Namely: our Baptism, At Baptism we are called by name and through the pouring of water or emersion into the water, we die to self and become part of the body of Christ. At Baptism we become Disciples. Vatican II is calling us to put into action what we believe. A variety of ministries will be discussed. Each one of us have been given talents for the building up the Kingdom of God. For Example; If you are an Extraordinary Minister of Communion, a title that clearly identifies you as one who Serves God’s holy People. $35.00 with lunch included. Free Parking

Day of Prayer for RCIA Team Members It is my humble opinion that the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is one of the most important ministries in the church. I believe those who are a part of this ministry need to continue to enhance their relationship with the Lord. Come and spend some time with the Lord. There will be time for silent pray and reflection. There will be significant amount of time with “Lectio Divina” an ancient prayer practice. There will be a presentation on the year-round Catechumenate. Please bring your Bible to this day of Prayer. Free Parking $35.00 includes Lunch

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion during Mass Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are Priests, Bishops, and Deacons. In 1973, Pope Paul VI explained the need in his instruction on Facilitating Sacramental Eucharistic Communion in particular Circumstances, where he described how a lack of sufficient clergy for the sharing of Communion could occur. For Example: Have you ever been to the Los Angeles Cathedral on a Sunday for Mass. Think about just how long the rite of Communion would take if only the ordinary ministers of Communion were present. (ordinary ministers of Communion are Priest, Deacons, and Bishops Topics discussed at works 1. To build our understanding of the Eucharist (the Mass) and how the Mass has transitioned 2. To better understanding of Eucharist as Meal and Sacrifice 3. To know the theology and history of the Extraordinary Minister. 4. To understand Spirituality & Formation of the Extraordinary Minister 5. To know and understand the Liturgy guidelines of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at Mass Certificate is awarded at the end of the workshop. $35.00 and lunch is included.

The Ministry of Lector

The lector is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, except for the Gospel which is done only by the Priest. He (or She) may also announce the intentions for the Universal Prayer and, in the absence of a psalmist, recite the Psalm between the readings. In other words, the lector is own who is chosen to speak the Word of the Lord to the People of God during the Sunday and weekday celebration of the Holy Eucharis. The ministry of Lector is a very important ministry in which the people of God hear the Word of God spoken. How awesome is that, that God is using you to proclaim His Word. The beginning workshop held here at De Paul Center is the basic workshop. The workshop consists of theology of Ministry. The two parts of the Mass. The Liturgy of the Word, the first part, and then the liturgy of the Eucharist. The Liturgy of the Word is where the Assembly, or the People of God listen to the Word of God. God is using the lector’s voice for His word. We look at the various forms of literature in the Sacred Scriptures. The qualities needed to become an effective Lector. However, we give you the tools and then you need to practice, practice and more practice. $35.00 and lunch is included with a Certification Certificate. Free Parking

100 – Ministry of the Word – English

This workshop is entry level. We begin with a basic understand about what ministry is all about. We discuss in some depth the Mass. The two parts of the Mass. The Liturgy of the Eucharist, and The Liturgy of the Word. We come to understand that through this ministry God calls us to proclaim His word to the People of God. We will spend time on the Spirituality of the Lector and the history of Lector. There will be ample time for those who want to practice in Chapel. If you are pondering about being a Lector, Come and see if God may be calling you to this Ministry. Free Parking and a hot lunch. For More info: Call or email

110 – Ministry of Communion @ Mass in English

This workshop is entry level. We begin with a basic understand about what ministry is all about. We discuss in some depth the Mass. The two parts of the Mass. The Liturgy of the Eucharist, and The Liturgy of the Word. We will speak about developing our relationship with Christ. We will practice the “how to” WE will spend time talking about the history of ministry in the Church. Baptism called us to be disciples. This ministry is one fine way of completing our discipleship. If you are pondering about being a Minister of Communion, Come and see if God may be calling you to this Ministry. Free Parking and a hot lunch. For More info: Call or email

113 – Ministry of Communion to the Sick in English

Workshop 110 required to take before one can take this workshop. One needs to know what was taught about the Eucharist in primary level. This workshop focuses on visiting the sick and the homebound in hospitals and other institutions. How to perform this ministry, the qualifications. The reason for visiting is to help the person realize they are not alone and to keep up contact with their parish. This workshop will focus on visiting the sick and when appropriate, give Communion. This workshop will talk about the work of Dr. Kubler Ross M.D. on the stages of death and dying. The emotions people go through when they experience a setback or tragedy in their life. How to do a Communion Service in a Nursing home where they are a few Catholic residents. This workshop is entry level. If you are pondering about being a Minister to the Sick, Come and see if God may be calling you to this Ministry. Free Parking and a hot lunch. For More info: Call or email

120 – Ministry of altar Server – in English

An entry level workshop on the ministry of Altar Serving. A basic explanation of the Mass will be given. A basic history of Ministry, the foundation for the ministry of Altar Server. The concept of all ministers at Mass are on a team. A team which helps the other ministers to perform their ministry. The workshop will follow the United States Conference of Catholic Guidelines for Altar servers. A part of a team, servers need to keep their eyes open so that they can help the celebrant or deacon with whatever they may need. Servers need to pay attention, participate fully in the Mass, I realize that different parishes have their own way of altar servers serving. If you are pondering about being an Altar Server, Come and see if God may be calling you to this Ministry. Free Parking and a hot lunch. For More info: Call or email .

130 – Ministry of Hospitality in English

An entry level workshop on the ministry of Hospitality. Hospitality has Old Testament Biblical origins. Hospitality is at the foundation of all that we do as a community. It reflects the Kingdom of God here on earth. This workshop focuses in on the ministers of hospitality, ushers, and greeters. The role of the hospitality minister is Create an atmosphere of welcome; Express an attitude of reverence and respect Manifest a sense of joy and care; Be present to others and aware of their needs. This includes duties; Before the assembly gathers; As the assembly gathers, During the Eucharistic celebration, After the liturgy. Each of these have their own duty. Ministers of Hospitality always strive for the ideal. Whatever it is; Medical emergencies; Consecrated Wine spill; Abuse of the Consecrated Host; Security/safety issues. If you are pondering about being a minister of hospitality, Come and see if God may be calling you to this Ministry. Free Parking and a hot lunch. For More info: Call or email

140 – Ministry of Sacristan in English

An entry level workshop on what it takes to be a sacristan. A Sacristan is a very important and practical ministry. The sacristan in harmony with the pastor also makes sure that the vestments, church furnishings, liturgical vessels and decorative objects are kept in good condition and, if necessary, sent for gilding or repair. Other practical indications apart from these official recommendations are that the sacristan ensures that the things necessary for worship are always available. There should be a ready supply of fresh hosts and of duly authorized wine, sufficient clean purificators, corporals, hand towels, incense and coal In this context the sacristan is responsible for making sure that those who wash the altar linens do so according to the indications of the missal and that the water for the first wash is poured down the “sacrarium” or to the earth. The sacristan also takes care of burning old linens and other objects that are no longer suitable for liturgical use. He or she also makes sure that the sanctuary lamp has sufficient oil, that the altar cloths are changed regularly, and that the holy water stoups are clean and replenished frequently. From this description the Sacristan is a much needed and practical person. If you are pondering about being a Sacristan, Come and see if God may be calling you to this Ministry. Free Parking and a hot lunch. For More info: Call or email

150 – Grief Ministry in English

Grief Ministry is a very Special ministry in the Church. As the shortage of priests continue, priests are asking the lay faithful to be trained in presiding at the Wake Service or rosary. Usually the wake is the first place when all the family gathers to meet the deceased. The wake is a time for family and friends of the deceased gather in pray for the soul. Sacred Scripture is to be used at the Wake Service. The ritual text, “The order for Christian Funerals” which every priest or parish has the wake service in the book. There are a variety of types of prayer that can be used. We will present Dr. Kubler-Ross stages of death and dying. We need to know that your pastor wants you to take this workshop. If you are pondering about being a Grief Minister, Come and see if God may be calling you to this Ministry. Free Parking and a hot lunch. For More info: Call or email

160 – Liturgical Yr. A-B-C in English

A basic level that describes the liturgical year. There is a three-year cycle. Each year is devoted to one of the three synoptic gospels. Year A; Gospel of Matthew; Year B, the gospel of Mark, and year C the gospel of Luke. The gospel of John is interspersed during all three years especially during Lent and Easter. The daily Readings have a two-year cycle. Year one; the old testament readings. Year two, the new testament readings This year we will be entering Yr. A, so the gospel of Matthew. We will discuss the major points of the Gospel and Matthews style of writing. If you are interested; please email or call:

200 – Ministry of the Word Level 2 in English

100 – Ministry of the Word – English is a pre-requisite for taking the second level workshop. This workshop deals with enhancing your relationship with the Lord. Being a lector, you know how Important it is to be love with the Lord. This workshop We will delve into the structure of the Sacred Scripture. The types of literature that are presented in the Sacred Scripture. If you are interested in this workshop, please sign up. Free Parking, hot lunch.

210 – Ministry of Communion Level 2 in English

110 – Ministry of Communion @ Mass in English is a pre-requisite to take this workshop. We will look at the history of the Mass; all the changes the Mass has gone through since the beginning. We will devote time to enhancing our relationship with God. (quiet alone time). We will look in depth into the apostolic exhortation on Holiness. If you are interested in this workshop, please sign up. Free Parking, hot lunch.

300 – Day of Prayer; Advent in English

MARANATHA: “Come Lord Jesus” A day of prayer in which we prepare ourselves for the coming of Jesus Christ. We will use Sacred Scripture, Church Documents in our preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ, for the second time. There will be ample personal prayer time on how you want to use the season of Advent to prepare for Christ’s coming. If you are interested in this workshop, please sign up. Free Parking, hot lunch.

302 – Day of Prayer: Lent in English “Lent is Coming”

A day of prayer focused on changing our lives. What about instead of giving something up, you decide you want to do something totally different. We will use the traditional forms of Prayer. Using the psalms for prayer. “Lectio Divina”. An ancient form of prayer that helps to see where God is in our lives. If you are interested in this workshop, please sign up. Free Parking, hot lunch.

304 - Day of Prayer: RCIA/NEOPHYTES

After receiving the Sacraments of Initiation at the previous Easter Vigil and most of the “importance of being in RCIA is fading; what are you doing to enhance your relationship with God to continue to grow. We will have much personal private time on this day. We will look at Sacred Scripture. We will have discussion in small groups . If you are interested in this workshop, please sign up. Free Parking, hot lunch.

305- Day of Prayer: RCIA Teams in English

Fostering the faith life of the RCIA Team Members. How does your team support a healthy prayer life? Do you have faith sharing? Is your RCIA process year-round? Praying together is important part of being a team. We will have small group discussion between the team who register for this day of prayer. Are we filled with the Holy Spirit so as to help our inquirers, and catechumens to be the best they can be. Ministering in the RCIA can be draining, how do we recharge? If you are interested in this day of prayer, please sign up. Free Parking, hot lunch.

307 Day of Prayer: Parish Leaders in English

“Come: All you who are weary, come follow me and I will give you Rest.” Often as parish leaders, we are busy taking care of things and people and often we forget about ourselves. This day of prayer is for you. We will use Sacred Scripture, Gaudate & Exsaltate y Time by ourselves. We will share in small groups. A way to build teamwork. If you are interested in this day of prayer, please sign up. Free Parking, hot lunch.

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