Lectors serve at daily and weekend Masses. St. Robert’s parish members who are juniors in high school and older may serve as a Lector. Lectors may serve after participating in a class conducted by the Archdiocese of Omaha and attending a special Mass at the Cathedral where the Archbishop mandates the Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Lector schedules are available at St. Robert's website or in the sacristy.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC's) serve at the discretion of the pastor. Ministers may serve in this capacity after participating in a class conducted by the Archdiocese of Omaha and attending a special Mass at the Cathedral where the Archbishop mandates the Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. St. Robert’s adults and students who are juniors in high school and older may become EMHCs. EMHCs serve at daily and weekend Masses and also take the Eucharist to residents of nursing homes and to other homebound parishioners. EMHC schedules are available at St. Robert's website or in the sacristy.
Altar servers represent the congregation at the altar, prepare the altar for the Mass, and assist the celebrant at the Mass. This ministry is open to all St. Robert’s youth in grades 7 and 8. Altar Server schedules are available at the St. Robert's website or in the sacristy.
Adult Funeral Servers assist the priests of the parish at funerals. This ministry provides an opportunity for funeral servers to perform corporal works of mercy for the honor and glory of God. Funeral servers are responsible for preparing the sanctuary for the funeral liturgy and serving the priests as required in the Order of the Funeral before, during, and after the funeral Mass. Funeral servers participate in teams of five members. There being three teams, each team is often in sequence every third funeral. A minimum of three hours is required for a typical participant serving each funeral.
Funerals - Adult Server Duties
Montclair EMHC's take the Eucharist to residents of Montclair Nursing Home. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve based on a schedule that is provided each month.
Ushers assist priests, deacons, and parishioners at Saturday evening, Sunday, and Holy Day Masses. Ushers are also needed at other liturgical functions such as First Communion, Confirmation, and special parish Masses. They greet people as they enter the church, seat them when necessary, collect the offertory, bring up the gifts at Mass if a family is not available, direct parishioners for Holy Communion, and hand out bulletins. They also assist anyone who becomes ill or need medical attention. Time commitment is about an hour weekly. Holy Days and special functions require more time commitment and are scheduled by the Head Usher. Saturday evening and Sunday ushers usually attend the same Mass each week. The ministry of the usher is open to both women and men in the parish. Substitutes are needed.
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