Duties of Liturgy Ministries


  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to beginning of Mass
  • Assist priest in celebration of the Mass
  • Procession in and out, light/extinguish candles, carry cross
  • Men, women, teens and children who have made their first communion


  • CHILDREN’S LITURGY at the 11:00 Mass (starts prior to the readings and ends after the homily)
  • Proclaim the good news in the language of our youth
  • Use the lectionaries for children which simplifies Sunday readings
  • Prepare brief discussion of readings
  • Child clearances for safe environment required through Angela Taylor
  • Holy Cross Youth Religious Education information:
    Holy Cross PREP Schedule and Forms


  • Offer vocal and instrumental gifts with group at Mass
  • Serve as cantor and lead the congregation in song
  • Attend rehearsals every Thursday during the school year – 7:30 to 9 PM
  • Sing one choir mass at 9 AM or 11 AM on Sundays (alternating times)
  • As needed, sing for special occasions, namely Christmas, Easter, 1st Communion & Confirmation


  • Assist with distribution of the Eucharist at liturgies
  • Take communion to those who are unable to get to Mass


  • Proclaim the word of the first and second readings
  • Reflect on readings ahead of time
  • Read intercessions if no deacon is present


  • Greet fellow parishioners as they enter and exit the church
  • Hand out bulletins and other material as needed
  • Prior to Mass, request 2 people to bring up the gifts


  • Pass the collection baskets
  • Take up collection at procession of gifts
  • Take up basket of donated food at procession of gifts

Greeters and Ushers Roles

Greeters & Ushers Phone & Email List 2019


  • Commit to schedule; responsible to get substitute when needed
  • Participate in training