Sunday Mass Ministries
Many opportunities to serve during the liturgy and prayer services are available to parishioners. Below, you will find information on the various ministries and ways you might use the gifts God has given you. Let us know if the Lord is inviting you to begin serving in one of the ministries.
The Ministry Sign-Up Form is the most recent request for specific areas of need. If you fill it out and turn it in on a Sunday or the parish office, someone will contact you. You can check a specific ministry listed or use it to let us know of another area you would like to be involved with.
Note: If they have not already done so, ministers will need to participate in a Protecting God’s children workshop, complete a background check, and abide by the Archdiocesan Volunteer Code of Conduct.
Greeters are people who love to be with people! They have a gift for creating an atmosphere of welcome as people approach the entrance of the church, opening the doors for them, helping with wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers, offering directions to restrooms, and answering questions while acknowledging that each person entering is made in God’s image and likeness. When necessary, greeters assist the ushers in ministering to the assembly during Mass. Families can sign up to greet together at one of the entrances.
This ministry is open to all men and women of the parish, high school age and older.
We invite you to share your gift of hospitality with our parish family by serving as an usher at one of our weekend Masses. Ushers share Christ’s love and care with others through the warm welcome and assistance they offer to people during the weekend liturgies. They also take up the Offertory collection, assist with the flow of the Communion procession, straighten the pews after Mass, assist in emergencies, and distribute bulletins at the end of Mass.
Altar servers serve a very important role at Mass as they assist the priest and deacon. Duties include carrying the processional candles or cross, holding the missal for the priest when he is not at the altar, assisting the priest when he receives the gifts from the people, washing the hands of the priest before the prayer over the gifts, and removing items from the altar after Communion. Altar servers minister not only to the priest, but first and foremost they serve God, and they serve the gathered assembly.
The altar server ministry is open to children in fifth grade and above. In addition, we encourage parents to serve with their children for a shared experience. We encourage high school teens to stay connected to this ministry and welcome any adult who wants to serve occasionally. Training is provided for those beginning in this ministry.
These ministers assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass. Any fully initiated Catholic in good standing with the Church may receive training for this ministry
The storytellers of the community and lovers of God’s Word, readers are called to communicate the Good News to the community. They proclaim God’s word during the weekend and weekday Masses and other special liturgical celebrations. They are scheduled to minister during the weekend Masses once a month. Training and preparation materials are provided. Any fully initiated Catholic in good standing with the Church may receive training for this ministry.
Sacristanss prepare the sacred vessels for Mass, and ensure that all is in place in the sanctuary in preparation for the celebration of the Mass. In addition, after Mass they clean the sacred vessels and assure that the altar and sanctuary are clean and ready for the next Mass. Training for the ministry is provided.