The Catholic Student Center is grateful for all of those who have served in liturgical ministries of Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Acolytes and Ushers! Under the leadership of Deacon Frank Julian, we have implemented a system of scheduling ministers ahead of time so that we know who and what to expect at each Sunday Liturgy.
This process involves, first of all, identifying our ministers through parish registration. Secondly, offering training to the ministers. Lastly, scheduling the ministers ahead of time.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. The person must be a confirmed Catholic, attend Mass regularly and live a life in harmony of the Church's teachings.
High School Juniors & Seniors may be considered for this position.
Readers proclaim the Old and New Testament Scriptures from the Ambo, make appropriate announcements prior to Mass and may announce the intentions during the Prayer of the Faithful in the absence of a deacon. The person must be attending Mass regularly and live a life in harmony of the Church's teachings. High School Students may also be considered for this ministry.
Altar Servers / Acolytes assist the Priest and Deacon in the celebration of the Mass. They hold appropriate books for the Priest to pray from and bring the necessary vessels to and from the altar. They assist with carrying the crucifix, candles and incense. Altar Servers should regulary attend Mass and have received First Holy Communion.
Sacristans assist in preparation for Mass and other liturgical services. The person should already be serving as an EMHC or be qualified to do so.
If you would like to serve as a Reader, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Acolyte or Server, please e-mail us ( email@example.com ) or call the Office at 813 988-3727!