Liturgical ministries

Liturgy is a sacred work of worship and service by the People of God. All the faithful, summoned by the Holy Spirit, are called to full, active and conscious participation at the Mass. By virtue of baptism, members of the parish, called and sustained in their ministry by Christ himself, assume roles in the liturgy. 

Proclaiming the Word of God, Choral singing and instrumental music, hospitality, altar serving and bringing the Precious Body and Blood of Christ to others are all vital dimensions to the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Every liturgical minister strives to serve so that others might better encounter Christ.

The liturgy moves the faithful, filled with the paschal sacraments, to be one in holiness; it prays that they may hold fast in their lives to what they have grasped by their faith; the renewal in the eucharist of the covenant between the Lord and his people draws the faithful into the compelling love of Christ and sets them on fire. From the liturgy, therefore, particularly the eucharist, grace is poured forth upon us as from a fountain; the liturgy is the source for achieving in the most effective way possible human sanctification and God’s glorification, the end to which all the Church’s other activities are directed (Sacrosanctum Concilium #10). Psalm 100 and the Road to Emmaus in the twenty-fourth chapter of the Gospel according to Luke are helpful scripture versus for discerning a call to liturgical ministry.

Altar Servers

Boys and girls who have received their First Holy Communion are also invited to liturgical ministry by assisting the priest at the altar. Altar servers carry the processional cross and candles during the beginning and end of Mass, assist with preparing the altar for the sacrifice of the Mass, and have the care of the Roman Missal that contains the written prayers of our community, handed down from generation to generation for more than two thousand years. 

For more information please contact (Youth)  Jairo Moran at 949-637-9444 or (Adults) Dina Tennant at 949-768-8350.

baptism ministry

What is the Baptism Ministry? Baptism is the first of the seven (7) Sacraments of the Holy Church. We assist the priest or deacon during the actual baptismal rite and facilitate the preparation class for parents requesting baptism for their child.

Two (2) distinct ways to serve:

Assisting in the actual baptismal rite (2 hours, including set-up and rite)

                 *English: 1st Saturday at 10:00am and 3rd Sunday at 3:30pm

                 *Spanish: 2nd Saturday at 10:00am

Facilitating the parent baptism preparation class (3 hours, assigned every 3-4 months)

                 *1st Friday of the month from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Room A

For more information, contact the Parish Office (949) 951-8599

children's liturgy

Children's Liturgy is age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 5 through 6th graders at the Sunday Masses. The volunteer teacher leads the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children.

Contact: (English) Stacie Rego (Spanish) Sandra Reyes

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers for Holy Communion so that it can be distributed in an orderly and reverent manner. Bishops, Priests and Deacons distribute Holy Communion by virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord. When the size of the congregation requires it, the presider may be assisted by extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, who receive sufficient spiritual, theological and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence. 

For more information, please contact Stewart Imagawa and France Imagawa for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Parish Office for Eucharistic Ministers to the sick.

Hospitality and Usher Ministry

Hospitality is the first Christian virtue. The first ministers the faithful usually see when arriving at church on the Lord’s Day, are the ministers of hospitality. They serve by warmly greeting parishioners and visitors, answering questions, facilitating the offertory collection, ushering people to seats within the church and help maintain safety and order during the liturgy. For more information please contact John Blaney, (714) 863-4125.

Lector Ministry

A lector proclaims the first reading from the Hebrew scripture and the second reading, generally a New Testament Epistle, during the liturgy. In addition, the lector may process in with the book of the gospels in the absence of a deacon, give voice to the Prayer of the Faithful, and make the announcements near the end of Mass. There is a special charism granted for this ministry and our lector coordinator helps those who are interested know if they have received the gift.

If interested in proclaiming the Word of God within the liturgical celebration contact Jovie Kruki 949-690-6752 for weekend Masses and Pearl Breen 949-770-4939 for weekday Masses. 

liturgical media ministry

To engage our congregation to be a part of the Liturgy, volunteers with good technical skills operate the Church audio visual equipment on Sunday Liturgies, special Liturgy celebrations and Parish events.

If you are interested in assisting during Liturgies, contact Suzanne Pagulayan-sy (949) 295-6165.

Music Ministry

Goodness, truth and beauty are the transcendentals that help facilitate the dialogue between divinity and humanity that takes place during the liturgy. Beautiful music reminds the baptized of their dignity and inspires, moves and expresses the deepest longings and sublime joys of the gathered assembly. Members of the choir foster the active participation of the faithful by means of singing as do other musicians. We offer a variety of music groups for all ages. We have a Children's Choir, Adult Chorale, Ensemble, Spanish Choir, and Youth Band. Most of the groups require a short audition which enables us to help you find the group that's right for you. If singing or playing an instrument is your special gift please consider becoming a part of our Music Ministry Family. 

For more information on our music ministry opportunities please contact Phillip ParkeMusic Director at 949-951-8599 ext. 229.