Altar Servers

Altar Servers
Acolytes assist during worship services. Beginning at age nine, members are eligible for liturgical service as altar servers and crucifers. Torchbearers may begin serving at age seven. Adults are welcome to serve as well.
 
Altar Guild is responsible for the care of the vessels, cloths, and vestments used during worship. The guild operates as teams who carefully prepare for and clean up after services throughout the week and generally make sure the altar is prepared for services as needed.


Flower Guild members are responsible for arranging and purchasing (with donated funds) the flowers for the altar each week, except during Lent. Flower donations are encouraged to mark special days or in remembrance of special people.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve according to diocesan rule, licensed by the Bishop. Chalice Bearers and Subdeacons assist in the administration of Communion at Mass.

Lectors serve by reading the Scriptures during Mass.
 
Oblationers are teams of two who bring forward the bread and wine during the offertory portion of the Mass as a sign of the offering of the entire congregation.
 
Ushers work in teams of two assisting worshippers, distributing bulletins, marking attendance, and taking up the collection at services.