Mass + 1


The Mass is God’s gift to us! What is our gift to God? Just think of the impact we could have on the world if each of us not only went to Mass every week, but also added one more gift to God!

This year, as we enter the season of Lent, we’re challenging each member of St. Alphonsus Liguori to commit to Mass + 1.  Many of us already have several “plus ones”. But even more of us don’t have a “plus one”. So, this year, be like Jim and Anne who organize the annual GIVING TREE project to help our brothers and sisters in Honduras. Or like Catherine who VISITS THE HOMEBOUND. Or like Felicia who FILES PAPERS in the parish office every week. Or like Mary, Frank and Naomi who praise God through their MUSIC. Or like Bernadette who SPENDS AN HOUR IN THE CHAPEL. Your unique gifts build up the Body of Christ. Do something extra every week for God. Serve His people. What’s your +1?

O my God,
Teach me to be generous:
To serve You as You deserve to be served,
To give without counting the cost,
To fight without fear of being wounded,
To work without seeking rest and
To spend myself without expecting any reward,
But the knowledge that I am doing Your holy will.
– Prayer for Generosity, attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola –

“Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will” – Psalm 40

Mass + 1 Opportunities:


  • Care Ministry (visit with the homebound and hospitalized as a pastoral visitor)
  • Children’s Ministry (Kid’s Church and Tiny Disciples)
  • Liturgical Ministries:
    – Altar Server
    – Greeters (welcome and greet guests at our entrances and exits)
    – Host Team (greet and guide guests to seat inside our sanctuary)
    – Lector
    – Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
    – Liturgical Environment
    – Tech Ministry (Lighting/Sound/Video)
    – Lord’s Laundry (Linens)
    – Music Ministry (Choir or Worship Band)
  • Youth Ministry (Edge: Gr 5-8; LifeTeen: Gr 8-12)
  • Young Adult Ministry (Radiate)
  • OPS Team (setup, breakdown and keep venues free from obstacles)
  • Office Support (help with administrative tasks in the office)
  • Starting Point (greet and serve new members)
  • Sacramental Prep Teams (1st Communion/Confirmation)
  • Baptismal Ministry
  • Funeral Ministry
  • Marriage Mentor Couples

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