Altar Servers (Acolyte)
Altar Servers offer service to both God and our community by assisting the priest during Mass. This ministry is open to all youth of the parish who have made their First Communion.
The Cantor’s variety of duties can include: leading the Kyrie and Gloria, singing the Responsorial Psalm between the First and Second readings, and the Gospel Acclamation.
The Commentator’s responsibilities include announcements before Mass, acknowledging and welcoming visitors, and leading the General Intercessions.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
More commonly known as Eucharistic Ministers, these parishioners offer the Body and Blood of Christ during Holy Communion. This ministry is open to all who have received the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.
Lectors proclaim the Scriptures during the Liturgy of the Word. This ministry requires the ability to interpret and understand Scripture, and a comfort with public speaking.
This ministry prepares our hearts and minds to be in the presence of the Lord and accompanies our celebration though song and music. St. Augustine said: “Singing is praying twice.”
The primary role of the Usher is to foster a spirit of warmth and reverence. Their duties include: seating parishioners, directing communicants in an orderly and reverent fashion, taking up collections and distributing bulletins.