Application for New Liturgical Ministers

This form is for new Liturgical Ministers only. If you are a returning minister and wish to renew your commitment, please use the Renewal Form.

Cell
No
Yes, Fall 2012
Yes, Spring 2013
Probably, but unsure
Lector in high school and/or parish
Eucharistic Minister in high school and/or parish
Altar Server/Usher/Hospitality in high school and/or parish
Musician
Other
Yes No
Lector Eucharistic Minister Hospitality Musician
Other Campus Ministry and Villanova Experience:
Mass Preference - Please rate your order of preference (1, 2 or 3) for Ministry and Mass time:
Lector
Hospitality
5:30 P.M.
7 P.M.
9 P.M.
Please express your motivation to serve as a liturgical minister and reflect on one of the two following quotes in a brief essay of no more than 300 words:
Excerpt from a Homily by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (+ 430 CE): So now, if you want to understand the body of Christ, listen to the Apostle Paul speaking to the faithful: "You are the body of Christ, member for member." [1 Cor 12.27] If you, therefore, are Christ's body and members, it is your own mystery that is placed on the Lord's table! It is your own mystery that you are receiving! You are saying "Amen" to what you are­ your response is a personal signature, affirming your faith. When you hear "The body of Christ"­ you reply "Amen." Be a member of Christ's body, then, so that your "Amen" may ring true! ... Be what you see; receive what you are. Latin text in J.-P. Migne, Patrologia Latina 38:1246-1248; translated by Nathan D. Mitchell:
OR
Liturgy comes from the Greek word leitourgia, meaning "the work of the people" how is liturgy the work of the people and how does liturgy "commit us to building the Church outside the church building"?