Liturgical Ministry

Liturgical Ministry


Do you desire to serve as a Liturgical Minister? Please join our upcoming training sessions:

  • 7PM Tuesday, February 20th in Main Church for new Extraordinary Ministers
  • 8PM Tuesday, February 20th in Main Church for new Readers.

Opportunities Available

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

EMs assist the priest and deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion as needed. Those who are interested in serving in this ministry should be confirmed Catholics in good standing, with a strong Eucharistic faith, who are willing to be trained in this important service. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are normally commissioned for a three-year period for service in a particular parish community. All Extraordinary Ministers can serve not just at Mass but are also commissioned to bring the Holy Eucharist to the sick and the homebound.

Mass Coordinator

Preparation is the key to a prayerful liturgy. The coordinator arrives early to make all preparations for the celebration and organizes the other assigned ministers.


Proclaim the readings before the Gospel and the Intercessions during the Liturgy of the Word. Readers must have a strong personal faith and good voice skills.

Altar servers

Altar servers assist the celebrant with the Sacramentary and help prepare the altar. This ministry is open to grade school students, high school students, and college students. Crucifers carry the Processional Cross for the entrance, offertory, and recessional processions.

Altar Society

The Altar Society involves those who help enhance the liturgical celebrations by providing regular care and seasonal decorations for the church.

Visitation Guild

This ministry, a vital facet of our Homebound Ministry, extends the compassion of our parish family to those who are sick at home or at UVA Hospital.

Hospital Extraordinary Ministers

Hospital Extraordinary Ministers bring Communion on Sunday to those who are patients at UVA hospital. They offer to the patients and staff the prayerful support of the Church.  Persons serving in this capacity should have an aptitude for dealing with the sick.  The time for this ministry is following the 9am Mass.

Hospitality Ministry

Want to serve your fellow parishioners and meet crowds of new people? Join the Hospitality Ministry! Welcome parishioners and visitors as they arrive for Mass on Sundays, help people find seats, assist with the offering, answer questions, accommodate special needs, and pass out bulletins.

Bethany Guild

When a funeral is scheduled, the Bethany Guild can help support the bereaved family through prayer for the soul of the departed and for family members, and by providing food for a reception. Click here to join the email list for notifications.

Grief Support Group

Jesus Wept (John 11:35). Have you experienced the death of a loved one? Grief is a person’s natural reaction to loss, manifesting in emotional pain and sadness. Join our Support Group to aid your process of grief and mourning, find hope through encouragement, and learn steps toward healing. Please contact [email protected] or call 434-974-6104 for more information and to register in upcoming sessions. You are not alone.

Liturgical Ministry Interest Form

    Extraordinary MinisterMass CoordinatorLectorAltar ServerAltar SocietyHospital Extraordinary MinisterHospitality MinistrySt. Rose Guild


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    434-293-8081 x318

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