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Altar Servers

  • Assist Priest and Deacon throughout the Mass
  • Help the entire community celebrate the liturgy
  • Integral to the celebration of the Mass
    (Saturday/Sunday, weekdays, and funerals)
  • Attend to the action and flow of the Mass
  • Can be students (grade 3 and up) or adults
  • Are trained and prepared by the Priest or other parish leader

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

  • Distribute Communion to handicapped parishioners
  • Distribute Communion to 1/2 of the church
    (when no Deacon present)


  • Greet arriving parishioners
  • Obtain gift bearers
  • Distribute bulletins after mass


  • Read announcements prior to mass
  • Read 1st and/or 2nd Readings
  • Read the Prayers of the Faithful – Petitions
    (when no Deacon present)


  • Prepares worship space for liturgies
  • Assures that all necessary items are in place for the liturgy
  • Handles Hosts and liturgical linens
  • Cleans and purifies holy vessels
  • Attentive to the needs of the priest and the community


  • Assist in seating as required
  • Direct the passing of baskets
  • Direct the procession of gifts
  • Direct the communion procession
  • Distribute bulletins after mass