Altar servers assist in the celebration of Mass by ministering at the altar and participating in liturgical processions. Reverence and reliability are very important qualities for those interested. Boys in third grade through high school are eligible for this ministry.
During the weekend Masses, Holy Days of Obligation and special liturgies, gift bearers bring to the altar the gifts of bread, wine, and treasure.
The purpose of the ministry of lector is to proclaim the Word of God in the liturgical assembly. It is more than skillful reading; it is proclamation. A proclamation is an announcement of one’s own faith as well as that of the worshiping community.
Greeters show hospitality and a welcoming spirit as the community enters the gathering space before weekend Masses and special liturgies.
Responsibilities include the care and preparation of the church vessels, vestments and sanctuary. The sacristan works closely with the Pastor prior to each Mass to prepare the gifts and altar. After Mass the sacristan purifies and prepares vessels for the next Mass.
Ushers help establish and maintain the suitable decorum of the Church gathered for worship, cordially assist people in being seated so that they form one community, distribute and pick up materials, and gather the offering.