We welcome Steven Tetreault as the new Liturgy Coordinator at St. Paul the Apostle church. He is a welcome and experienced addition to our church family. Steve has more than 30 years of Ministry experience as a volunteer and as a Coordinator. He was a Capuchin Franciscan Brother for 13 years. He is now a parishioner and volunteer at St. Mary Magdalen. He is a fourth degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and belongs to the Knights on Bikes in San Bernardino. Steve served in the US Army from 1983-1989. He has ministered here in the Diocese of San Bernadino as a Liturgy and Youth Coordinator for about 3 years. Steve and his wife Tina have a 4 year old son.
Dolores Acantara 909-263-8041
Priska and Jim Zoeter
As an "Extra"ordinary Minister of Holy Communion it is our privelage to assists the bishop, priests and/or deacons (the Ordinary) with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at the various Masses through out the year. This ministry is open to registered parishioners, who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, is in good standing with the Church and who good has qualities of Christian life, faith and good morals. They must have a special devotion to the Eucharist.
They Must show an example to the rest of the faithful by their devotion and Reverence to the Blessed Sacrament. They normally serve at least twice a month during the weekend masses.
St. Paul the Apostle Eucharistic Ministry
As the warmer weather approaches we would like to remind all Extraordinary Ministers to dress appropriately. How we dress is an example to our church community of our reverence for the Body and Blood of Our Lord. Jeans and shorts are not acceptable attire for any Eucharistic Ministers. Please cover your shoulders while in church. Do not serve if you are not dressed appropriately.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are used for a special function and that is to assist the priests of our parish with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. On a rare occasion there may be more than one priest serving at a mass. When this happens we may have extra extraordinary ministers on at the altar. In this situation the priests are primary and we are secondary. Priests always serve first. The surplus ministers can receive communion at the altar then return to their seats.
As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion we are called to serve our church community. There may be times when a parishioner may seem rude or troublesome to us but it is our duty and responsibility to treat everyone with respect and patience at all times. Rudeness on the part of any Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is not acceptable behavior.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Stations
When serving as extraordinary ministers it is important that we go to the correct station. The ciboria and chalices on the altar are each assigned a station number. When you pick up a vessel please be aware of the station number and proceed to the corresponding station. This may seem like a minor point, but if one ministers does not go to the correct station it causes other ministers to search for a vacant position creating a domino effect and creates a chaotic situation.
Extraordinary Ministry Cards
The Extraordinary Ministry cards have been at the ministry table for some time. If you serve at a specific mass the cards are in slots for the masses in a manila envelope. If you are not assigned to a specific mass the cards are in a brown accordion folder. We ask that you sign for your card when you pick it up. If your name is not on the cover list it is because your card is currently valid or is being processed by the diocese.
Wearing the Eucharist Medallion
All Eucharistic ministers should wear their medallion whenever they serve at a mass. We suggest that everyone take their medallion every time you attend mass on a Saturday or Sunday.
Unassigned Ministers Sign In
The following applies only to those individuals who are not assigned to a specific mass schedule. We have a sign in sheet at the Eucharist Ministry table for unassigned (previously referred to as Flex ministers) ministers. If you are an unassigned/Flex minister please sign in whenever you serve due to a shortage of Eucharistic ministers or if you have been asked to cover for a specific person. If you are substituting for a specific individual remember to also initial for that individual on the regular schedule list. This will help us determine who is still active in the ministry.
Ministry Cards & Certificates
The Eucharistic Ministry cards and certificates from the diocese have been given to the Team Captains for distribution. Please check in with them to receive your cards. The cards are renewed every three years. If your card is still valid you will not receive a new one at this time. Certificates and cards for unassigned ministers will be available as soon as we can sort them.
Thank you for your continued dedication to this ministry. It is important to our church family and we greatly appreciate your support and cooperation with keeping this ministry working so well. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Yours in Christ,
Please pick up your schedules at the Ministry Table. Make sure you choose one from your assigned time.
Thank you for your cooperation!!