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Julianne Wallace Answers:
Bringing up the gifts at the offertory is a great ministry mainly because it is so simple—there is no training needed. And as for actually getting to participate sometimes you just have to be at the right place at the right time! In most parishes, an usher or Mass Coordinator will flag down someone as they are walking into Church and ask if they would be interested in bringing up the gifts. There are some parishes that have sign-up sheets in the Parish Center or at the front of the Church. If this is the case, all you have to do is sign-up for a particular Sunday (and don’t forget which Sunday you signed up for!). Finally, if you still have not found a way to bring up the gifts just ask your Pastor. He will know exactly who you can speak with to get your name on the list. Lastly, if the mass is offered for the repose of the soul of a particular person, that person’s family members may be asked or even request to bring the gifts up at the offertory.