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Contact: Reyna Tovar (Spanish), (512) 266-1597
All youth of the parish in grades 4-12 who have received their First Holy Communion are welcome to participate in the life of our parish as an altar server. This is a special privilege and a wonderful way to respond to God's call for service to one another. The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest or deacon in the celebration of the liturgy and the Eucharist during Mass. Altar servers should be active and full participants in the celebration with the understanding that they are leaders of the assembly. They set an example for the congregation through prayer, song, and silence. New servers must attend a training session which includes information on the Mass and their specific duties. They are then scheduled to serve on a team once every four weeks. Training sessions are held as needed throughout the year.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Contact: Ricardo Rodriguez, (512) 431-7282 (Emmaus-Spanish)
These ministers assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at the Mass. Through humble service as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, the minister is united to the fellow members of the Body of Christ. Service inside the liturgy should make visible the faith and love the minister manifests outside the liturgy. These ministers should be active and full participants in the celebration with the understanding that they are leaders of the assembly. Eucharistic Ministers must be in good standing in the Church. They set an example for the congregation throgh prayer, song, and silence. Participation in one or more of the many opportunities for Adult Formation or Prayer Ministries isexpected. A two-hour training session is required. Time commitment is variable.
Contact: Ricardo Rodriguez, (512) 431-7282; Pablo Sanchez, (512) 708-0165 (Emmaus-Spanish)
Lectors proclaim the Word of God during Mass. The lectors read the first and second readings and the responsorial psalm if no cantor is present. One reader is scheduled for each daily Mass, and two readers are scheduled for each weekend Mass and usually read once a month. Emmaus uses on online scheduling system, so the internet and email are helpful but not required. Emmaus lectors range in age from teens to seniors. Training is provided. Consider sharing your talents by proclaiming God's Word.
Contact: Manuel & Francisca Jaimes, (512) 266-2351 (Emmaus-Spanish)
The Usher Ministry is open to men and women from high school age and up. Ushers aid in seating the congregation, taking the collection, and handing out bulletins. These are easy tasks and are very much appreciated by Mass attendees. Time commitment can be as little as one Mass per month to whatever you can offer as an assigned team member or substitute. This is a great ministry for parents whose children are altar servers.
Emmaus Spanish Choir
Mass: Sundays 12:15 PM; Rehearsals: Thursdays, 8 PM
The Hispanic Music Ministry wants to bring the Emmaus community closer to God through liturgical music with a variety of rhythms from Latin America that invites us to walk together the path we are called to walk and become one Church in Christ; The Ministry is formed by people who want to put their talents and desire to sing to the Lord and serve their community. If you would like to praise the Lord in song, join us! Guitar players are needed. Contact Paola Narvaez, (512) 261-8500.
Emmaus Spanish Children’s Choir
Mass: 1st Sunday of the month 12:15 PM; Rehearsals: Mondays, 7 PM
Open to children in grades 2-8 with fluent Spanish reading skills, the children’s choir is a great way for the children to begin giving of themselves through their talents in service to the community. The choir sings the first Sunday of the month and on those Liturgical Celebrations that help us keep our cultural traditions alive, such as Devotions during Christmas Season (El Arrullo y la Levantada del Nino, La Gran Posada), Bilingual Celebrations during Holy Week, Fall Fest, Divine Mercy Day, and some others. The choir is not here just to make music, but is part of a child’s spiritual formation, that through music they may grow deeper in their faith. Contact Paola Narvaez, (512) 261-8500.
Contact: Sr. Elizabeth Guerrero, (512) 261-8500
A prayer group dedicated to spreading the Mercy of God to all people.
Legion of Mary
Contact: Isidro Vazquez, (512) 266-5937
The Legion of Mary is an organization for the laity to be the extension of the priest. Legionaries do spiritual works of mercy to serve others and give glory to God through their sanctification. For more information, visit www.legionofmaryaustin.org.
Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Catolico
Contact: Carlos & Nina Ramirez, (512) 296-7270
The Christian Family Movement confirms its commitment to be the custodian of life, marriage and family. Founded in humility and faith, this movement renews its permanent mission to show the world more apostolic zeal, the beauty of marriage and the family, and the inviolable dignity of human life. For this, the MFC joins in daily prayer, praying for the Pope, for his work as Vicar Christ and all families.
Grupo de Oracion Emaus - Spanish Prayer Group
Contact: Marcela Carmona Guzman, 512-924-2798, and Minerva Zuniga, 512-586-4726
This charismatic prayer group meets each Thursday evening in the PLC Youth Space or Church. All parishioners are invited to join us in praising the Lord and praying for one another's needs.