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Liturgical Ministers & Hospitality

Music Ministry

There are two main categories for volunteers to the music ministry and they require rehearsals with the music director.

  • Cantors lead the congregational singing during liturgies. Musical background is desirable, along with  leadership and  singing ability.
  • Keyboard players require musical background and training, and ability to support the cantor ministry.

          Additional musicians may be considered; the focus being on liturgical enhancement, not performance


Altar Servers — Altar servers assist the Minister ( priest and/or deacon ) at a liturgical celebration.  Servers, both boys and girls, must be in 5th grade or older and be trained by the parish staff prior to serving. 


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion — These men and women serve the Body of Christ at Mass and other liturgical services where the Eucharist is received. Extraordinary Ministers must be in full communion with the sacraments of the Church, have been Confirmed, approved by the Pastor, and trained through the diocese. 


Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick and Home bound — Specially trained Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to parishioners who are ill or home bound. This occurs either during the week, or as an extension of the Sunday liturgy. Minister must be in full communion with the sacraments of the Church, have been Confirmed, approved by the Pastor, and trained through the diocese. 


Lectors — Adults and Confirmed high school youth may proclaim God’s Word to the assembly at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Training is required through the diocese and workbooks are provided. Lectors prepare by studying their assigned readings and difficult pronunciations. The first Lector may participate in the procession by carrying the Evangelium (in the absence of a deacon.)


 Greeters — Greeters welcome people with a smile as they gather for Mass. They are responsible for greeting parishioners and guests and handing out bulletins before Mass. 


Ushers — The ushers greet people warmly, introduce strangers, help people find a place to sit, take up the collection, and assist with congregational processions.


Coffee and Doughnut Hospitality — These are individuals or families who serve the donuts, juice and coffee after the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass on the first Sunday of each month. Their responsibilities are to help prepare the hospitality in Ledwidge Hall, to act as hosts, and to cleanup afterwards.