Liturgical Ministry

Liturgical Ministry

Photo by Annie Theby.

Vibrant liturgies provide prayerful and inspiring celebrations that praise God and revitalize personal and community faith. The following ministries are overseen by our Worship & Spiritual Life Committee. Training for all ministers is provided.

For more information on getting involved with any of these ministries, please contact Randy Weddig.


Lectors proclaim the Word of God in the Scripture readings to all the faithful gathered at liturgy. Anyone with a good reading ability and a good reading voice may be a lector.

Time Commitment: Once a month at a specific mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

Communion Ministers assist in serving the Body & Blood of Christ to the community. They may also wash and clean the vessels after Mass. Ministers must be confirmed, have a love and understanding of Eucharist, and attend a training session.

Involvement: Ministers are assigned to specific week(s) and mass times(s) each month. Training is provided.


There are various aspects of this ministry. This ministry is open to individuals who want to assist with liturgy preparation, care and maintenance of liturgical vessels, and many other areas. Liturgy preparation is also a good ministry for families.

Area of sacristan ministry: Altar set-up before mass (individuals or families).

Ministers of Hospitality

Hospitality Ministers extend a welcome to all people as they enter the church. This act sets the tone for a warm and inviting community and is crucial to the growth of our parish. Families are encouraged to sign up together.

Time Commitment: once or twice a month.


Ushers share in the ministry of hospitality by creating an atmosphere of welcome and comfort for the weekend liturgies. The help find people seating, collect and present our financial offerings, and usher the community to receive Eucharist. All members are invited to participate in this ministry.

Time Commitment: Specified weekend masses at a monthly basis or specified weeks each month.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the priest during the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgical ceremonies. Altar servers (male and female) range in age from fourth grade through adult.

Time Commitment: Once or twice a month.

Funeral Altar Servers

Funeral Altar Servers are needed to give assistance to the presider and families at funeral liturgies.

Time Commitment: Two hours, usually in the morning, as needed.

Art and Environment Committee

This committee is a sub-committee of the Worship and Spiritual Life Committee. It plans and prepares the worship environment from the moment people walk in the door of the church including the various flowers or banners. The goal of the ministry is to show the movement of the liturgical season through its arts. Many hands are welcomed as we change from one season to another.

Involvement: Volunteers are needed throughout the year. Extra help is especially needed at Christmas and at Easter.

Alter Linen & Vessel Ministers

These ministers assist with the laundering and repair of altar linens, sewing and repair of server and priest albs, changing of candles, and candle holder maintenance.

Time commitment: once or twice a month.

Specialized Ministries

Marriage Preparation Ministry

FOCCUS stands for Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding, and Study. FOCCUS Ministry consists of couples who help ‘facilitate’ the process of preparing our engaged couples for marriage. We are in need of couples who are willing to work with engaged couples. Training is provided.

Baptism Preparation Team

The purpose of the team is to prepare parents of the infant candidates for the sacrament of Baptism and to help them understand the commitment they, as parents, are undertaking. The Baptism Preparation Team builds up the community of Christ within the parish.