Liturgy Committee

Contact: Deacon Phil Nelson, Chairman | deaconphil@stacojai.org

The Liturgy Committee serves our parish through the ministry of liturgy. We hope to build the faith of our community through an understanding of our church’s rituals and traditions, and through the art of finding the most helpful expression of those traditions for our parish and its people.  The committee advises the pastor on all matters relating to liturgy.  If you would like to be part of the Liturgy Committee please contact Fr. Tom.  Click on the tabs below for more informatiuon.

Committee Information

  • Deacon Phil Nelson, Chair
  • Fr. Tom Verber, Pastor
  • Fr. Fernando Lopez, Associate Pastor
  • Lisa Boyd, Music Ministry
  • Julie Teichert, Environment
  • Brian Grisin
  • Barbara Caballero
  • Sister Rachel Yourgules
  • Salvador Soria
  • Patricia Jauregui
  • Juan Calderon
  • Avelina Villares
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
Ministry Description
Altar Servers Altar Servers assist the presider in all aspects of the liturgy.  Anyone who has received their first communion may serve as an altar server.
Lectors Lectors are lay ministers who proclaim the Word of God to the faithful.  Any confirmed Catholic may be a Lector.
Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion More commonly called Eucharistic Ministers the actual name is Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  These ministers assist the presider in distributing the Eucharist to the faithful both within the Mass and outside the Mass.
Sacristant The Sacristant prepares the sacred vessels, texts and gifts to be used during the Mass.
Ushers The Ushers greet the faithful as they arrive, assist with seating, coordinate offering collections and presentation of the gifts and other duties as needed.
Music Sacred music is an extremely important part of every liturgy.  The music ministry provides music to assis the faithful in fully experiencing the Lord during the liturgy.  Please contact Lisa Boyd if you are interested in being part of the important ministry.
Environment The liturgical environment ministry creates the surrounds in which we celebrate the liturgy.  The environment can enhance our experience with God and, like music, is an essential part or good liturgy.