Interested in serving our parish family during Mass? You can serve as a Greeter, Usher, Lector, Altar Server or Eucharistic Minister.
Choose one of the links below to learn more about these opportunities.
Already involved? Our current schedule is posted as well.
Boys and Girls in 6th grade or older are eligible to become altar servers. Altar servers assist the priest throughout the Mass. Training sessions for altar servers are held annually in the Fall. Servers are to sign up through Sign-up Genius. They are asked to sign up at least twice per quarter.
Because our parish is so large, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are of vital importance during our parish liturgies. We use as many as 18 for the largest weekend Masses. Through their assistance, our Communion procession is able to progress smoothly and efficiently. Parishioners are invited to become Eucharistic Ministers after they have been confirmed.
Greeters are the first people to welcome parishioners and guests to St. Malachy. They open doors for people, direct those in need to our hearing assistance devices, and ensure that parishioners have volunteered to take up the gifts.
At St. Malachy, Lectors are responsible for proclaiming the Word of God, leading the prayers of the faithful, and reading our parish announcements at the end of Mass. New Lector workbooks are distributed each year in November.
Ushers play an important role in helping Mass to run smoothly at St. Malachy. They assist parishioners in finding seats; they take up the collection and present it to the priest during the offertory; they lead the procession to Communion; and they ensure that there are enough bulletins for everyone after Mass.
Children may begin serving as ushers once they are in the second grade, provided they serve along side a parent who has also been trained as an usher. This is a wonderful way to involve some of our youth in liturgical ministry from an early age.
- All liturgical ministers will be able to sign up for times and dates that coincide with their schedule through the Signup Genius website. This will be available two weeks in advance to the upcoming month. Liturgical ministers may switch services at any time.
- Schedules are made every month for extraordinary ministers, ushers and greeters. Schedule are made quarterly for alter servers and lectors. They begin in June, September, December, and March.
- Each liturgical minister is responsible for the time and date that they signed up for. If the minister is unable to make their assigned date, please contact the head of your ministry as soon as possible so that a replacement may be found.
- Liturgical ministers will receive an additional email the two days before they are scheduled to remind them that they are supposed to serve that weekend.