Liturgy and devotion are powerful and effective ways of evangelization and Novena Church is a place where people come to pray and worship. The Redemptorists and lay ministers are committed to make the liturgy a meaningful experience of encounter with the Lord.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNICATION
The Communion Ministers assist in distributing communion at all celebrations of the Eucharist and also bring Holy Communion to the sick at hospitals.
The choirs serve the worshipping community at the liturgies of the Novena Church by fostering the active participation of the faithful through singing. There are four choirs in the Novena Church:
St. John Neumann Choir (Sunday, 8am),
St. Alphonsus Choir (Sunday, 10am),
Maria Celeste Crostarosa Choir (Sunday, 12nn)
St. Gerard’s Choir (Sunday, 5.30pm)
The Altar Servers directly assist the priests in the sanctuary at the liturgies at the Novena Church.
MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY
The Ministers of Hospitality play a vital role in making the Novena Church a home where all are welcomed. They meet the faithful at the entrances, lead them to appropriate places, assist the needy, direct processions and take up the collection at masses. In addition, they also assist in the maintenance of order and security.
Lectors proclaim the Word of God at all Eucharistic celebrations.
SACRISTY AND FLOWER ARRANGEMENT MINISTERS
The sacristans and other assistants in the sacristy take care of the preparation and decoration of the church for all celebrations at the shrine.
The Carpark Wardens play an important role by seeing to the order and safety of traffic flow and parking on Saturdays and other major events.
ILIT TEAM (PART OF THE MEDIA TEAM)
The iLIT or audio-visual team prepares and manage the visual projections at all liturgies.
AGAPE (SHRINE CLEANING AND UPKEEP MINISTRY)
The Agape Group is a team committed the cleaning and maintenance of the Novena Church.