Altar Servers

The Altar Server has a critical role in support of the priest and deacon at Mass and at other liturgical celebrations. In our parish, altar servers include parishioners of all ages, both young people and adults. The parish provides training for all those who are called to serve God and His People in this important liturgical function.

Requirements & More Info

  • Responsibilities: Assist the Presider at Mass; help direct less experienced servers.
  • Helpful Attributes: Punctuality and attention to details.
  • Time Commitment: Must arrive 30 minutes before Mass and serve the duration of the Mass.
  • Meetings: Periodically, as announced.
  • Training: Provided by Ministry
  • Fingerprinting Required: Yes

Extraordinary Ministers

When the needs of the Church require, and when sufficient ordinary Ministers (priests and deacons) of Holy Communion are not available, lay people designated by the Bishop may distribute Holy Communion at Mass and in other appropriate situations. Formal training, conducted by the Diocese, is required prior to serving in this ministry.

Requirements & More Info

  • Responsibilities: Fulfill daily or monthly assignments.
  • Helpful Attributes: Strong commitment to Christ and the Church as evidenced by a life lived in conformity with all that the Church teaches.
  • Time Commitment: Varies
  • Training Required: Diocesan training required
  • Fingerprinting Required: Yes

Lectors

Lay readers serve the Church by volunteering to proclaim the Word of God at all the liturgies. The Catholic Church confidently teaches that Christ himself is truly present in the Word proclaimed and that He speaks to His people through the reading of Scripture. When we hear Our Lord’s word and receive it in our hearts, we may be drawn into dialogue with Him. Nourished by His sacred word, we learn to live the mystery of redemption and salvation by becoming Christ’s living witnesses before the world.

Requirements & More Info

  • Responsibilities: Read, practice and prepare for your oral reading(s). Be able to correctly pronounce difficult words. Read in a deliberate, slow and clear voice so that the words on the page come alive for those listening.
  • Helpful Attributes: Enjoy public speaking; have a pleasant voice that projects well.
  • Time Commitment: Must arrive 30 minutes prior to Mass, plus preparation time.
  • Training Required: Provided by Diocese and Ministry
  • Meetings: Periodically, as announced
  • Fingerprinting Required: Yes

Ushers

A friendly hello at the Church door is the first contact you will have with some of our Parishioners. Dedication to serving at the Masses on a weekly basis is a commitment you will have to provide friendship, order, courtesy and reverence, both for the celebration of the Mass and for the congregants.

Requirements & More Info

  • Responsibilities: Assist and greet Parishioners, offertory collection, hand out bulletins, and assist Parishioners as needed.
  • Helpful Attributes: Customer service – internally and externally. Enjoy public speaking.
  • Time Commitment: Serve approximately 30-40 minutes before and 10-15 minutes after Mass.
  • Training Required: Provided by Ministry.
  • Fingerprinting Required: Yes

A parish where all are welcome, all are invested,
And all are disciples building the kingdom of God through the generous sharing of time, talent, and treasure.
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