St. Joseph/St. Raphael - Springfield, OH

Gift Bearers

Being a gift bearer is a special way of participating in the Liturgy of the Mass.   “It is praiseworthy for the faithful to present the bread and wine.”

    The Offertory Gift Bearers carry the gifts to the altar. You are asked to report to an usher when you arrive and go to the back of the church while the collection is being taken.  The priest/deacon signals when to come forward and the gifts are taken up the steps and handed to the priest or deacon. If you are unable to walk up the steps, let the usher know and the priest/deacon will walk down the steps to you. If you are interested in serving as a gift bearer, please check in with the coordinator/usher in the back of the church.  Volunteers are assigned on a first come, first serve basis prior to Mass.