Fall 2019 Liturgical Ministry Formation Day Workshop - 1

Registration opens in August.

Event:              Fall 2019 Liturgical Ministry Formation Day Workshop - 1

Date:                Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time:               8:30AM - 3:30PM

Location:       St. Laurence Ave Maria Parish Life Center-3103 Sweetwater Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479


On October 5, St. Laurence Catholic Church in Sugar Land will host the first fall ministry day workshop which will include the following sessions in English.  Click here for sessions in Spanish.  Ministers must choose only one session to attend in English or Spanish:

English Sessions:


Employing the formation guidelines for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, participants will explore the: Ecclesial nature of the Eucharist; Eucharist as sacrifice, memorial, banquet, and school of active love for neighbor; Real Presence of Christ; Eucharistic reverence; Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion

PREPARING THE LECTORS: A Foundational Workshop for Lectors and Those Who Train Parish Lectors

The work of preparing excellent Lectors for ministry within the parish community is an ongoing process. This workshop will be addressed to those who have responsibility for parish Lector formation and for those who serve in this important ministry. It will present the theology and tools while spending some time to model the process.


Hospitality is one of the most ancient hallmarks of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Ushers and greeters are the face and welcoming hands of Christ and the parish community to all who gather for worship. They serve to maintain an appropriate order in the liturgy and are present to minister to needs of the faithful. This workshop will assist hospitality coordinators to address the liturgical role of the usher and greeter; provide suggestions for establishing an atmosphere of welcome; and includes important recommendations for safety and service.


Well formed servers foster an overall sense of prayer by their confident and reverent service. This workshop is designed for Altar Server Coordinators and will review the ministry and formation of altar servers. We will explore methods for the ongoing formation of servers and the comprehensive development of the ministry in the parish. The workshop is developed using server guidelines prepared by the Office of Worship and the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission. One (1) binder will be provided per participant with resources for parish use.


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More sessions to be added later...

Fee Schedule

Early Registration - $30 until Sunday, September 15th at midnight*
Regular Registration - $40 until Sunday, September 29th at midnight**
Walk-in Registration - $50 on a first come first served basis if space is available. Lunch and presentation materials are not guaranteed.

* Payment envelopes must be postmarked no later than September 15th. Payment envelopes that are postmarked after September 15th will be subject to the regular registration rate of $40. 
** Payment envelopes must be postmarked no later than September 29th. Payment envelopes that are postmarked after September 29th will be subject to the walk in registration rate of $50.

All registrants must use the online registration page in the link below. Please make sure to register online before sending in your payment. All check or money order payments must include a confirmation number in order to be registered. No checks or money orders will be accepted without a registration confirmation number. Payments received by the Office of Worship without your registration confirmation number will NOT automatically register you for the workshop and will NOT guarantee your space.

Lunch is provided by the Office of Worship with paid registration.

What to bring:  Note taking supplies, snacks, refillable water bottle, sweater or jacket as classrooms tend to get cold

Please note that this facility does not provide childcare. No minor child, toddler or infant is permitted in the workshop. There is no exception to this. Do not bring children or youth to the class. Children aged 11 and over must have a separate registration in order to stay in class. Children of all ages must have adult supervision at all times. Office of Worship staff, as well as the host parish staff, will not be responsible for unsupervised children.