Liturgical Ministries

For information about any of the following ministries, please contact the Parish Office at (901)756-1213 or [email protected].

Altar Flowers - Flowers on the altar are available to be donated by parishioners. Honorariums and memorials are published in the bulletin, along with the name of the donor.

Altar Servers - Young people in grades 4 and up assist the priest at liturgical celebrations. Training and parental permission is required, and classes are held periodically throughout the year. For information about upcoming training sessions, please email [email protected]. To view the Altar Server Training Video, click here. For information about altar server schedules, please email Mrs. Jo Ann Card at [email protected].

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion – Laypersons can be commissioned by the Pastor to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion. Those serving in this ministry must be 18 years of age, a practicing Catholic in good standing, and have Diocesan training. For information about EMHC scheduling, please email [email protected].

Lectors - Laypersons proclaim the readings and occasionally the Universal Prayers at Mass. This ministry requires you be a practicing Catholic, at least 16 years of age, and have Diocesan training. For information about Lector scheduling, email [email protected].

Ministers of Hospitality/Ushers - Men and women greet parishioners and guests, help with seating, provide directions or assistance, distribute offertory baskets, pass out bulletins after Mass, and see that the church is tidied up after each celebration. 

Sacristans – Volunteers care for the Church Sanctuary, including sacred vessels, altar linens, and other items used in liturgical celebrations. Sacristans also assist with general cleaning and decorating. 

Ministry to the Sick - Ministers take the Eucharist to parishioners who are home-bound or in nearby hospitals or nursing homes. They try to be helpful and offer caring fellowship to those they visit. Volunteers participate in Diocesan training and are certified by the parish.