Liturgical Ministries

We Minister to Each Other
The revised liturgy reflects the idea that the entire community ministers to each other at the liturgy or Mass. Thus, we have several ministries at Sunday Mass. We always have a need and are looking for the following:

Ministers of the Word
Also known as the reader, the lector reads the lesson from Sacred Scripture, except the Gospel, in Mass and for other sacred celebrations; recites the psalms between the readings in absence of the cantor; presents the intentions for general intercessions; and may also direct the congregation in the singing. Lectors need a good voice to proclaim before the congregation.

Ministers of the Eucharist
Ministers of the Eucharist assist in distributing communion during Mass and may also serve as Ministers to the Sick if available.

Ministers of Hospitality 
Also known as ushers and greeters, Ministers of Hospitality welcome people as they gather for Mass, assist in handing out any worship aids and help direct people to their seats. They also take up the collection and help direct the congregation during communion.

Altar Servers
The server's duty is to attend to the service of the altar and to assist as needed in the celebration of the Mass, especially during the Eucharistic liturgy. Servers can be adults, as well as youth.

We are also fortunate enough to have music ministries, and can always use volunteer leaders of song and choir members. Please see our music director if you are interested.

We ask each parishioner to consider participating in one or more of these ministries and will provide training as needed. We are happy and able to work around your schedule to find the Mass that is most convenient for you to aid with. With enough volunteers, you may only have to serve at one Sunday Mass a month (though please note that ushers are an exception as they usually need to be present at one Mass each Sunday).  We publish the schedule every month so you know your dates of service in advance and can plan accordingly.

If you are interested, please contact Fr. Santora.