Baraga County Catholic Community
Three Parishes *** One Family
Sacred Heart of Jesus *** St. Ann *** Holy Name of Jesus
Please click on the links below to view each schedule in a new tab:

 November 2017 through January 2018  Sacred Heart St Ann 

Contact:   Lois Kemppainen, 338-2488

Guidelines for Eucharistic Ministers

  • Please sign up in the Sacristy before each Mass when you will be serving.
  • Wash your hands or use sanitizer before Mass.
  • Come to the Altar after the Priest has consumed the Precious Blood
  • When all Ministers are present, bow and proceed to the appropriate place.
  • Assignments are relative to the Priest's right and left.  Cup 1 Minister and Ciborium Minister will stand to the Priest's right, with the Cup1 Minister closest to the congregation.  Cup 2 Minister and Choir Minister will stand to the Priest's left, with the Cup2 Minister closest to the congregation.
  • If a Deacon is present, he will take the place of one Cup Minister.  If an additional Priest is present, he will take the place of one Host Minister.
  • When all the congregation has been served:
    • The Cup Ministers will not consume the Precious Blood remaining in the cup.   If there is any Precious Blood in the cup, place it on the Corporal covered with the Purificator.  If the cup is empty, place it to the right of the Corporal and place the Purificator next to it.
    • The vessels containing the Host, the Ciborium and Pyx, are placed on the Corporal.
    • The Host Ministers will go to the Altar at the back and wash the hand that touched the Host.
  • When all Ministers have returned to the altar, all should go to the bottom of the steps, turn to face the altar and bow.  Then return to their seat.
  • It is the responsibility of the Cup Ministers to remove all vessels from the credence table, wash the vessels and return them to the cabinet, which is then locked and the key secured.
  • It's important to call a sub if you are unable to serve when scheduled.

Guidelines for Ministers of Hospitality

“Love your fellow Christians always.  Do not neglect to show hospitality, for by that means some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:1-2

The gift of hospitality is at the heart of the Christian faith.  It is the supernatural gift to provide an open home and warm welcome, like the patriarch Abraham did for his three angelic guests. Hospitality provides the context for developing Christian community.  Hospitality was one of the criteria for leadership in the church (1 Tm 3:2). 

  • If possible, arrive 20 minutes early.
  • A name badge will be provided for you.
  • People enjoy a kind smile and a warm greeting.
  • Examples of greetings:
    • So nice to see you *person’s name*
    • So good that you are here, *person’s name*
  • Those praying in the church would be most appreciative if Ministers of Hospitality greet others in a low voice
  • It is recommended that Ministers of Hospitality refrain from initiating conversations. If charity demands a conversation, speak in a low voice and if possible move the conversation outside the nave of the church.
  • It is good to learn peoples’ names
  • Introducing visitors to the priest after Mass can be very welcoming.
  • Thank you for dressing modestly. Please avoid deep V-neck shirts, sleeveless shirts, shorts, and skirts should be full length (suggested length is no shorter than half-way between the knee and floor).
  • If possible, maintain the position assigned to you.
  • All doors will have Ministers of Hospitality stationed at them before and after Holy Mass.
  • It is good to have layers of hospitality, ministers stationed inside and outside the doors of the church.
Thank you for embracing the value of hospitality by becoming part of the hospitality team. “I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Mt 25:35).”

Please contact Dorothy Nankervis at 524-6740 if you have any questions or scheduling changes for this ministry.