Welcome! Liturgical ministry is an excellent opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Our liturgies utilize the talents and gifts that God has given this community to the fullest extent. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” preparation and planning or through a public role of service within the Mass, parishioner contributions help our liturgies to be truly life-giving celebrations. Please prayerfully consider joining one of these ministries.
If you would like to consider learning more about, or joining the Liturgical Minister team, please click here to submit your information and one of our Liturgical Minister coordinators will contact you.
General Guidelines for Liturgical Ministers at Mass
1. Scheduling - The schedule for the Altar Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Hospitality Ushers and Greeters is prepared quarterly. You may serve in more than one ministry, however, you may only serve in one ministry at at any given Mass. Active ministers have password-access to the scheduling system which enables them to view their specific schedule, the full schedule of all ministers, as well as request substitutes for a given Mass and adjust their personal profile by making changes to their addresses, phone numbers, Mass preferences and dates they cannot minister. Those without computer or email access will have their quarterly schedules printed and available for pick up in the elevator lobby of the church usually two weeks before the current schedule ends. Access to the scheduling system may be found by clicking here. Remember, ministers will need their username and password to go beyond the first page.
2. Dress and Appearance - General appearance, apparel, and accessories worn during the liturgy should reflect the dignity of the role of one called upon to assist in the sacred liturgy. Accordingly, liturgical ministers should dress nicely and modestly. The following dress code has been established for all Liturgical Ministers:
Liturgical Minister Dress Code
The established Dress Code is that of acceptable attire as would be found in a business setting, i.e, Business Casual. This would mean for gentlemen dress slacks and a polo-style collar shirt, button shirt, sweater.For ladies this would mean slacks (full length), dress, skirt (not mini), blouse and/or sweater (not low cut).
The original Dress Code was amended, and that amendment eliminated the requirement of suit and/or coat and tie for the gentlemen; dress, dress skirt, dress slacks, blazer for the ladies. While the amendment eliminated these particular articles of clothing as a requirement, it did not state that these were not acceptable, rather, it was understood these would still be the preferred attire. Dress sandals were also accepted as an approved style of shoe for ladies, though not necessarily preferred.
Nothing a minister wears should distract from the community’s prayer. Proper dress and appearance whenever one attends liturgy is an important commitment of a liturgical minister. All ministers will maintain a level of reverence and decorum in their Liturgical Minister’s attire or they will not be allowed to minister.