Liturgical Ministries


Training for Liturgical Ministers is open to parishioners who have both an interest and are willing to dedicate the time needed to serve their parish. 

Eucharistic Minister

We are the body of Christ - we are Eucharist for one another. A new year brings with it opportunity to grow in our appreciation and understanding of the liturgy. Becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is one of the most meaningful and relevant ways to grow in our faith. Have you considered that God is calling you to this ministry? 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at weekend and weekday Masses and to the sick and homebound.

The Church needs more ministers to assist at the distribution of Holy Communion or to visit and bring Eucharist to the homebound. 

Read more about policies and procedures with regards to Communion to the Homebound, Hospitals and Care Facilities, and for the Gluten Intolerant.


Proclaims the Word of God at Mass and other liturgical services.  It requires a desire to know God thru scripture.   A lector should be very familiar with reading scripture and be willing to practice all readings as assigned. 

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

Liturgy of the Word for children covers the Sunday Gospels in an age-appropriate and interactive way.  The purpose is to help our children grow in the faith of the Catholic church and develop as full and active members of our parish community. Read More


Music Ministries

Those involved in parish life through the ministry of music are comprised of Cantors, members of the Parish Choir, and the Contemporary Ensemble.
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Men and women with a spirit of hospitality who welcome all who enter the Church.  Ushers help people to their seat if necessary and are of general assistance to the assembly. They also take up the collection.


A sacristan is defined as a person who takes care of the sanctuary, sacred vessels and altar linens.  At the Cathedral, many people perform these duties which include:  ordering supplies, cleaning and repair of vestments, washing and ironing of church linens and altar server robes, replacing vigil candles, setting up for weekend liturgies, cleaning of ciboria, priests' chalices, holy water font and changing altar cloths.

Altar Linen Care

This invisible, yet essential ministry is responsible for cleaning and pressing the altar linens and purificators that are used each week during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Because the manner in which we treat sacred things (even those of less significance than the chalice, paten, liturgical furnishings, etc.) fosters and expresses our openness to the graces God gives to His Church in every celebration of the Eucharist, guidelines are provided in order to ensure that the altar cloths are prepared with appropriate care and respect.  Thus, by the diligent care of the altar linens, the Church expresses her joy at the inestimable gifts she receives from Christ’s altar.  This ministry is time-flexible and performed at home.


Click here for a copy of the current Liturgical Ministry Schedule

Instituted Acolytes

The instituted ministries, opened to lay men by Pope Paul VI in 1973, exist to assist the priest in the parish, particularly in the liturgy.  These men will assist particularly in the distribution of Communion and the purification of the sacred vessels. Read more

Altar Server

Boys and girls grades 4-12 who assist the priest during Mass.  Training is required prior to being scheduled to serve.  Adult men and women assist with serving at funeral Masses to enhance the worship of our faith community.

Click on video below to watch now.  Once video begins, select the FULL screen view option (square icon located in the lower right hand corner of video while it's playing). 

This video is for Altar Server and Sacristan training purposes.




Interested in becoming an Altar Server? 
Meetings take place once a month and are for all current Altar Servers and those interested in becoming an Altar Server. 
February 21, March 13, April 17, May 15

Location:  St. Mary Cathedral
Time:  12:30pm