In the Service of God's House
For the purpose of assisting the work of the common priesthood of the faithful,
other particular ministries also exist, not consecrated by the sacrament of Holy Orders;
their functions are determined by the bishops, in accord with liturgical traditions and pastoral needs.
"servers, readers, commentators, and members of the choir
also exercise a genuine liturgical function" (Sacrosanctum concilium 29).
-- Catechism of the Catholic Church 1143
At St. Charles, men and women are appointed by the pastor to serve as lectors and extra ordinary Eucharistic ministers. Boys from the second half of fifth grade through twelfth grade may request to be altar servers. Ushers are always needed, and both men and women are encouraged to volunteer. St.Charles parish is also served by the men and women of the choir and the lamplighter and church cleaner groups.
If you are having difficulty accessing a particular service schedule, please call Gayle at 612-781-6529.