Liturgy
The celebration of the Eucharist is the action of Christ and of the Church, namely, of the holy people united and ordered under the Bishop. It therefore pertains to the whole Body of the Church, manifests it, and has its effect upon it. Indeed, it also affects the individual members of the Church in a different way, according to their different orders, functions and actual participation. In this way, the Christian people, "a chosen race, a royal Priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession," expresses the cohesion and its hierarchical ordering. All, therefore, whether ordained ministers or lay Christian faithful, in fulfilling their function or their duty, should carry out solely but totally that which pertains to them. (GIRM 91)
LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

ALTAR LINENS
This wonderful ministry involves the care of church linens. The purificators, corporals, altar cloths, credence table cloths, and hand

towels are integral to the Mass. Task are divided among volunteers on a monthly rotation. We need your help. Please consider giving
your time and talent to this ministry.

Please contact the Parish Office at 407-695-3262.


ALTAR SERVERS
​The primary role of an Altar Server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the Mass. The Altar Server fulfills many roles during the liturgy including, carrying the processional cross and candles, holding the missal for the celebrant as needed, assisting the priest as he receives the offertory gifts, washing the hands of the priest before the prayer over the gifts, carrying the incense and thurible, and removing items from the altar during communion.  The ministry of Altar Server is open to both boys and girls who have celebrated their First Communion. Adults are also welcome to serve. Training is provided upon joining as well as throughout the year. 


Please  contact the Parish Office at 407-695-3262 (English) or Maria Elena Franco at 407-346-4508 (Spanish).


EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
The primary role of an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly at each Mass, during the week and on the weekend, as well as on special feast days and Solemnities as needed. Eucharistic Ministers are called to have and maintain a strong faith and an inclusiveness of others as the foundation of 
their ministry, strengthening their faith and sharing it with others at Communion.

To serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion,  the person must:
  • Be a Baptized Catholic in good standing with the Church, registered in this parish.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • Receive formal instruction through the Diocesan Office of Liturgy upon the recommendation of the pastor.
  • Complete the Petition for New Minister .
  • Receive instruction as to local customs and responsibilities​.

For more information about the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Ministry, please contact: 
Albert Choo-Kang at 407-695-7154 (English) or Maria Elena Ramirez 407-227-8335 (Spanish).


LECTORS / READERS
The primary role of a Lector is to proclaim the Word of God from the Holy Scriptures. Lectors assist the priest by reading the First Reading, the Second Reading, and the Prayers of the Faithful during Mass. Not only should Lectors be effective communicators comfortable with public speaking, they should be conscious of their role in expressing God’s Word to the rest of the parish community present at the liturgy. 

Interested parishioners must be in full Communion with the Catholic Church. Training is provided by the ministry coordinator.  Lectors must be willing to prepare ahead of time in order to study the meaning and pronunciaton of their assigned readings.  Must also be present at least 30 minutes before Mass starts. 

Please contact Marie Ockman at 407-682-3647 (English) or Estefano Crisafi at 407-927-3270 (Spanish).


MUSIC MINISTRY
Music is a form of prayer and our ministry leads, sustains, and enriches the singing of the assembly to help raise its heart to God through song. Our Music Ministry assists the parish community in expressing and sharing the gift of faith, heightens the liturgical context so that it speaks more fully and effectively to those gathered, and adds to the joy and enthusiasm within the parish community.

If you enjoy singing - or if you play an instrument - we invite you to consider offering your talents to one of our choirs!
  • Choir (Saturdays: 5:00pm-English; 7:00pm-Spanish; Sundays: 8:30am-English, 10:30am-English; 12:30pm-Spanish)

For more information, please contact Leo Mikan, Music & Lituryg Leader at  407-695-3262 or email: liturgy@saintaugustinecc.org.


SACRISTANS
The primary role of the Sacristan is to be responsible for preparing the altar for the celebration of Mass (daily Masses, Sunday liturgies, funerals and weddings). This includes setting up altar linens, lighting candles, putting out the sacred vessels, setting up liturgical books used for Mass, and preparing offertory gifs. For Masses with special celebrations, like Baptisms, other setup activities are necessary. The Sacristan also ensures all participants of the Mass, from Altar Servers to Lectors to Eucharistic Ministers, are present and prepared. After the celebration of Mass, the Sacristan returns liturgical items to their storage places. 

To serve as Sacristan,  the person must:
  • Be Baptized Catholic in good standing with the Church, registered in this parish.
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • Be friendly & outgoing with strong organizational skills.
  • Be knowledgeable of the Order of the Mass and all the sacred vessels used during the Liturgy.
  • Have the desire to serve... and be flexible to change.


USHERS / GREETERS
The primary role of the Ushers/Greeters is to extend a warm welcome to parishioners and those who might be visiting St. Augustine for the first time. Ushers/Greeters greet all who come through the door, help seat people in available pews and provide assistance where needed. They also help collect the gifts and facilitate the Communion procession.

Requirements:
  • Fully initiated, active registered members of the community.
  • Ushers must be over 18 years of age. Greeters can be under 18.
  • Able to undertake this ministry with grace, respect, patience, reverence, and discretion.
  • To be most effective as ministers of hospitality, it is important to have an understanding of the Liturgy, the liturgical environment and the liturgical seasons. 
  • Demonstrate a genuine warmth and affection for God’s people.
  • Meet Diocesan requirements: Safe Environment Training and Fingerprinting/Background Check.