Altar Server Ministry is open to all boys and girls who have completed 4th grad. There is a yearly workshop for all servers. Altar Servers in 5th grade who attend St. Ann School have the opportunity to serve for daily Masses as well as funerals and special events.
Servers in 6th grade or older may serve at Saturday and Sunday Masses and for special events
The Master of Ceremonies is a part of the Altar Server Ministry. This group consists of handpicked high school studnets who have shown responsibility and dependability as an altar server. These experienced altar servers help direct the other servers at Masses and work closely with the pastor. Adults can also volunteer to be Master of Ceremonies.
Lectors have the distinct honor of proclaiming the Word of God at mass. Training sessions for new lectors, or for lectors transferring from another parish, are held throughout the year. Lectors also serve at Holy Day masses and special celebrations of the Liturgy of the Word and at the Liturgy of the Hours.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion aid in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass on Sundays, weekdays, and Holy Days, and to the sick and homebound. Training sessions are held throughout the year for new ministers and for those who have moved from another parish and would like to continue their service here.
Mass Coordinators are responsible for ensuring liturgical ministers are present before each mass. Service in this capacity requires previous experience as lector, Eucharistic minister, or sacristan.
The Sacristan is the person who is responsible for making sure that all is in order before a liturgy, and that all is back in place following the liturgy. Responsibilities include preparing the sacramental wine and hosts, making sure that the vestments are in order, and putting out the goblets, patens, and purificators before mass. Sacristans are also needed for funerals and other liturgies that are celebrated throughout the year. Training is provided periodically and can be provided on a one-to-one basis.