LIturgical Life

LIturgical Life

Liturgical Ministers - The Liturgical Ministers for Good Shepherd Church enhance the worship of the parish community. All of the ministries are always on the lookout for people who would like to serve. If you are interested in becoming a Liturgical Minister, please contact Renee Hamilton at the Parish Office, 763-544-0416, ext. 810 or at


Altar Servers - Altar Serving is a very special opportunity for young people to participate in serving God and His people at mass. Altar servers are responsible for preparing the church for mass by lighting candles, placing gifts on the offertory table, and setting the Sacramentary and other items for communion on the credence tables. Altar servers must arrive in the sacristy 20 minutes prior to scheduled time for mass. Training for Altar Servers begins in the fifth grade.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - Parishioners who are confirmed and active in the faith may serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assisting the "ordinary ministers" (ordained bishops, priests and deacons). Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at masses and Communion Services. They may also bring Communion to people in their homes, hospitals and care centers. Please contact Father Marquard at ext. 812, if you are interested in becoming a Extraordinary Minister.


Lectors - Lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord at all masses. They should have the ability to read aloud in a clear, distinct voice as well as project their voices adequately. Lectors are responsible for proclaiming the first and second readings. Workbooks are provided to help Lectors prepare for the readings. If interested in becoming a lector, please contact Father Marquard, 763-544-0416, ext. 812.


Ushers/Greeters - An usher is a person with a sense for liturgical prayer and a gift for hospitality. Ushers help direct parishioners to a seat, pass out the weekly bulletin and take up the offering. They also may be called on to help worshipers who have questions or difficulties before, during and after the mass. All members of the parish are invited to join. Leave your name at the Parish Office, ext. 810 if you are interested in becoming an usher. Good Shepherd's Head Usher is Deb Bruder.
Usher's Schedule