Altar Servers assist at Mass and other litugical celebrations. Young people who are baptized Catholics, who have made their First Holy Communion, who are mature enough to understand and carry out their liturgical function, and who have been trained are eligible to be scheduled to serve. Training of Altar Servers occcurs periodlically throughout the year.
Those who proclaim God’s word are known as Lectors, and serve in one of the most visible roles of the liturgy. Lectors should have excellent reading skills, the ability to develop proclamation techniques, and a clear and steady voice. A willingness to study and pray with the scripture readings before each liturgical assignment is a commitment that each Lector should observe.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EHMCs) are laypeople commissioned by the Pastor to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion. Those serving in this ministry must be 18 years of age, a practicing Catholic in good standing, and have completed the appropriate training.