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Cookeville, TN

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

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CELEBRATING SALVATION

“Liturgy is an “action” of the whole Christ (Christus totus). Those who even now celebrate it without signs are already in the heavenly liturgy, where celebration is wholly communion and feast.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1136.

“It is in this eternal liturgy that the Spirit and the Church enable us to participate whenever we celebrate the mystery of salvation in the sacraments.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1139.

Below you will find several opportunities to serve the liturgical needs of the St. Thomas Aquinas parish community.

ALTAR
SERVERS
 

Our Altar Servers assist the Priest Celebrant during the Masses by carrying the cross, processional candles, incense, and a variety of other actions. Learn more about this ministry here.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF
HOLY COMMUNION

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion prayerfully serve the people of our parish by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Learn more about this ministry here.

LECTORS​
 
 

The Lector is instituted to proclaim the First and Second readings from the Sacred Scripture during Mass. Learn more about involvement in this ministry by clicking the button below.

SACRED MUSIC MINISTRY​

Our Music Ministers provide music for our Eucharistic Celebration and other liturgical events. There are cantors, choir and ensemble members and instrumentalists. Learn more about involvement in this ministry here.

USHERS​
 

Ushers and Greeters welcome all people who attend Masses and other events at our Church. We offer a smile, provide directions, assistance upon request, and make everyone attending events feel at home. 

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