Lector Lectors minister to our community by proclaiming Scripture at Mass and other parish functions.
Eucharistic Minister Eucharistic Ministers are called to serve the parish by assisting the priest with the distribution of Holy Communion. Eucharistic Ministers can also minister to our sick and homebound parishioners. Learn more about Ministry to the Sick and Homebound here.
Usher/Greeter The usher or greeter is the minister of hospitality to all who gather for worship. Their job is to extend a warm welcome and accommodate any special needs an individual may have. Ushers also assist with the collection and coordinate those who bring up the gifts at Mass.
Altar Server Young men and women serve our parish by assisting the priest at Mass and other parish liturgies such as funerals, weddings, and holy week liturgies. Interested adults can also assist with this ministry.
Sacristan The Sacristan’s ministry is to set up the items that are used during liturgies, including communion ware, bread and wine, and the books used by the priest and lectors. They make sure all the things and people needed for Mass are in place and prepared. They also put sacristy items away after Mass. Sacristans are needed for all liturgies the parish celebrates, including weekend Masses, funerals, weddings, and reconciliation services.
Junior Sacristan The junior sacristan is a high school aged minister who assists the sacristan with the duties mentioned above.
Art and Environment This is the ministry of enhancing worship by decorating the church for specific seasons or celebrations of the church year. One can serve by assisting with the putting up and taking down of decorations, providing artwork or artistic ideas and designs, caring for the live plants and flowers used in the church, or gathering and preparing the items to be used for decorating.
Sewing Ministry Those with sewing talents may consider serving the parish by sewing needed liturgical items including banners, altar cloths, vestments, baptismal garments, and smaller altar linens such as purificators and corporal (used during holy communion).
Care of Liturgical Items An important, but less visible ministry is that of caring for sacristy items. A team of people is needed to launder the altar linens and vestments. Another necessary task is making sure candles in the church are filled, cleaned, and kept stocked.