Liturgical Ministries

  • Altar Server

    Age Requirement: Fifth Grade or older
    Altar servers assist the priest in the celebration of the Mass, Stations of the Cross and other liturgies.

  • Communion to the Homebound

    Age Requirement: 16+ and Confirmed
    Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick receive the consecrated Host at the end of Mass and take it to the homebound, hospitalized, or members of the parish in local nursing homes. These Ministers of the Eucharist must receive special training. The minister shares Scripture, prays with the person receiving and often with their family, and gives him or her Communion. 

  • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

    Age Requirement: 16+ and Confirmed
    Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is one of the most visible ministries in the parish. These commissioned parishioners assist the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass during communion. They also greet and welcome people as they arrive to Mass.

  • Lector

    Age Requirement: 16+ and Confirmed
    Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings and the prayers of the Faithful during the Saturday Vigil  and Sunday Masses. The role of this minister is to bring the Word to life.

  • Sacristan

    Many of us do not see the "behind-the-scenes" tasks that take place in preparation for every Mass here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish. The sacristan sets up the hosts and wine for Communion, the chalice and trays at the altar, and assures that everything is in place for the Euchaistic celebration.

  • Usher

    Ushers are needed during each Mass every weekend of the year, as well as at special liturgies. They help parishioners find seating during crowded Masses, pass the collection baskets for the offertory and special collections, arrange for the gifts to be brought to the altar, and handle many more behind the scenes tasks. Three ushers are usually assigned for each service, more during Christmas and Easter services. 

  • Welcome Center Host

    These ministers help out and answer questions, register new parishoners, direct people to where they need to go, as well as many other tasks. They are available at the Welcome Center Desk in our Gathering Area before and after all Masses to help as needed and greet our many visitors and parishioners.

  • Please Note: If you wish to serve as a liturgical minister at Masses, you must attend a training session before you will be scheduled. Watch the bulletin for upcoming training dates or contact Ben Wedler.