Serving at God's Altar

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist: Women and men (18 years of age and older) are always needed to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion during all weekend Masses and liturgical celebrations.  Training is scheduled as needed.

Lectors: Men, women, and high school students are invited to proclaim the Scriptures at all Masses.  Training sessions are held frequently throughout the year.  

Altar Servers: All boys and girls of the parish who have completed the third grade are invited to serve as acolytes for weekend liturgies and special liturgical celebrations.  Training times are announced in the bulletin on a regular basis.

Adult Servers: All adult parishioners are invited to serve as acolytes for Masses of Christian Burial, Daily Masses and Holy Day Masses at both Saint Benedict’s and Our Lady of the Snows churches.

Hospitality Ministers: Hospitality Ministers help create a culture and spirit of welcome and hospitality and are always needed. They help the liturgy to flow smoothly and hospitably by helping all find seats, arranging for presentation of gifts, distributing bulletins, and taking up collections.  Hospitality Ministers can be men or women and are needed for all weekend Masses and Holy Days.

Sacristans: Sacristans have the responsibility to set up for Mass ensuring appropriate vessels, altar linens, hosts and wine are in place for the Eucharistic celebrations. Sacristans are usually of high school age and older.

For more information about joining our ministries, please call the Parish Center at (570) 568-1741.