Ministers of the Liturgy
Ministers of the Liturgy include all Altar Servers, Lectors, Sacristans and Eucharistic Ministers. They may be called on for Holy Day Masses and other liturgical celebrations, as well as weddings and funerals. Anyone who is a confirmed Catholic, regularly attends St. Dominic, and meets the specific requirements of each ministry may participate. An Altar Server or Lector must have received First Communion and know the principal prayers of the Mass. An Altar Server must also be tall enough to safely manage lit candles. Altar service is a wonderful way for youth to become involved in the Mass. Both youth and adult Lectors read the First and Second Readings during the Mass, and may also read or sing the Responsorial Psalm. Ability to read aloud in a clear manner is the only requirement. A Sacristan prepares the altar for liturgical celebrations and is charged with the care of the church, the sacristy and their contents. Anyone who is a Confirmed Catholic may be a Sacristan. Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Any confirmed Catholic age 16 or older may participate. An initial training session is required for all Ministers of the Liturgy.