Liturgical Ministers

Every liturgy is an exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ, Head and members. When the Church gathers for liturgy, we become a visible sign of the Body of Christ.  All members of the Church have been made priestly people through Baptism; therefore all are copresiders with Christ.  All are called to “full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations”.  (See Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, # 7 and # 16.)

In the light of this renewed understanding of liturgical principles dating back to Vatican Council II, many important liturgical functions are now entrusted to the laity, who are drawn from the community, trained by the parish, and commissioned to serve with the sincere devotion and decorum expected of them by God’s holy people.

These include:

  • Altar Servers who assist by carrying the cross, candles, etc. liturgical objects in procession, assisting the presider by holding the Book of Prayers, being of assistance to the presider in whatever is needed.
  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who assist with the distribution of Holy Communion under both species at Mass. They might also bring Holy Communion to those who are ill or homebound.
  • Lectors (Readers) are entrusted with proclaiming the Word of God to the assembly.  The ministry of lectoring or doing the readings at Mass enables readers to serve their fellow parishioners as well as become more knowledgeable about the scriptures and their meaning.  They also assist with preparing the Prayers of the Faithful.
  • Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers  greet the people as they enter, assist them in finding seats, and help them get situated within the assembly, be vigilant to whatever might need attention as the assembly gathers.

Contact: Jenny Evans
Phone Number: 801-201-4137
Email: [email protected]

Contact: Will Reeves
Phone Number: 801-583-1630
Email: [email protected]