Ministries

Liturgical Commission

The Liturgical Commission provides a collaborative body of staff and parishioners to ensure that the parish liturgies are celebrated and rooted in the guidelines and principles of the documents of the Church. Under the direction of the pastor, the Liturgical Commission will facilitate ongoing formation, training, and education for the liturgical ministers and all parishioners; assess and evaluate liturgies in light of the actions and behavior and liturgical routine of liturgical ministers during Sunday liturgies and all liturgical celebrations.

The Liturgical Commission meets before and after the major liturgical seasons to anticipate and then review the effectiveness of each of the liturgical ministries.

Contacts:

ALTAR SERVER
Altar Servers work with the priests and other ministers to help all the people celebrate the liturgy. Altar servers lead the procession, support the presider at the altar, at the presider’s chair and during the liturgical celebration. Representatives to the Liturgical Commission

    • Steve Haynes
      (714) 962-3333
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ART AND ENVIRONMENT
The Art and Environment core group prepares the liturgical environment of the church. The environment should call to mind a sacred place, reflective of the liturgical season’s colors, with décor that is natural and appropriate. The coordinators of liturgical art and environment work closely with the Liturgy Planning Team. Representatives to the Liturgical Commission

    • Patsi Wagner
      (714) 962-3333
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    • Sherri Lewis
      (714) 962-3333
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EUCHARISTIC MINISTER
Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist are the means, in partnership with the bishop, pastor and priests, by which the assembly celebrates Word and Eucharist. Eucharistic Ministers extend the presider’s ability to distribute Holy Communion to the faithful in a manner directed by liturgical and canon law. Representatives to the Liturgical Commission

    • Steve Sumpter
      (714) 315-1133
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GREETER
The Greeter is the first person that the parishioner or guest meets upon arrival at church (the liturgical receptionist). A welcoming and helpful manner can enrich the liturgical experience for all. Greeters are present at each entrance to the church. Representative to the Liturgical Commission

    • Don and Sharon Thiedemann
      (714) 963-2054
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    • John Marcin
      (714) 965-1515
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LECTOR
Lectors, in partnership with the bishop, pastor and priests, assist the assembly to celebrate Word and Eucharist. Lectors bring the Scriptures to life during the Liturgy of the Word. The desire of the Lector to proclaim the Word enables the assembly and the lector to grow in appreciation for both the liturgy and Sacred Scripture.  Representative to the Liturgical Commission

    • Kent Hayden
      (714) 231-1065
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    • Michele Volz
      (949) 722-8028
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LITURGY COORDINATOR
The Liturgy Coordinator, in partnership with the priests and other liturgical ministers, prepares for the celebration of the weekend liturgy. The liturgy coordinator animates all ministers who are present for a particular liturgy. The special focus is assuring that the proper number of ministers are present for the celebration to begin on time and to be aware throughout the liturgy of any need that may arise. Representative to the Liturgical Commission

    • Don Bendz
      (949) 631-0354
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    • Pam Portante
      (714) 968-7248
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    • Jim and Shirley Torline
      (714) 963-4646
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USHER
The usher serves as one of the first points of contact for the assembly when entering the church. With the Liturgy Coordinator, the usher serves as an ambassador, greeter, seat-finder, and aide, among other important acts of welcome. The ushers are responsible for the weekly collection. Representatives to the Liturgical Commission

    • Bob Copeland
      (714) 963-1220
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    • Terry Stodolka
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      714) 402-3360
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General Information:

Board meetings are held quarterly. Contact the Chairperson for more information.