Lay Ministers

The following information details the very important lay minister positions we have available at St. Malachy.  Please discern your involvement during the Holy Mass, and take this opportunity to not only enhance our parishioners spirituality, but your own.

"There is nothing small in the service of God." - St. Francis de Sales

To get involved in any of these ministries, please contact the parish office.

Volunteer

GREETERS

Greeters are the first people to welcome parishioners and guests to St. Malachy.  They open doors for people, hand out bulletins, give directions within our facilities (restrooms, hearing assistance devices, etc.). Greeters are scheduled 6-8 times a quarter.

This ministry is open to any parishioner.

Greeter Guidelines

USHERS

Ushers play the important role in helping logistics of the Holy Mass to happen.  They assist parishioners in finding seats; they take up the collection and present it to the priest during the offertory; they lead the procession for receiving Holy Communion; and they ensure that there are enough bulletins for everyone after Mass. Ushers are scheduled 6-8 times a quarter.

This ministry is open to any parishioner of High School age or older.

Usher Guidelines

LECTORS

Lectors are responsible for proclaiming the Word of God through the Old Testament and Epistle Readings. Sometimes lectors also assist in the Responsorial Psalm. As the Word of God is central to our Catholic faith, this proclamation ought to be carefully and boldly read aloud to our congregation.  Lectors are scheduled 1-2 times a quarter.

This ministry is open to fully initiated Catholics in good standing with the Church.

Lector Guidelines

ALTAR SERVERS

Altar servers assist the priest in the sanctuary throughout the Mass. They carry the processional cross, hold the Roman Missal, assist setting the altar, and ring the bells at the consecration.  Once proficient in altar serving, an altar server may apply to become a Masters of Ceremonies (MC).  The MC directs and oversees the altar servers.  Altar Servers will be scheduled 1-3 times a quarter. 

This ministry is open to any baptized Catholic from 4th grade through High School age. 

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life.  It is Jesus truly present.  Because of whom the Eucharist is, this ministry is reserved to those of outstanding character and Catholic Christian living.  Our weekend celebrations of the Holy Mass make it necessary for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) to assist the Ordinary Ministers (the priest and deacon) for a timely distribution of Holy Communion.  Extraordinary Ministers are scheduled 6-8 a quarter.

This ministry is open to fully initiated Catholics in good standing with the Church.

Want to become a Lay Minister? Fill out the form below and you will be contacted by the volunteer in charge of the ministry.

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