Ministries/Schedules

Worship

Altar Servers

Alter servers are students who serve the congregation by assisting the priest during Mass. New servers are recruited through the school and PSR program, and training sessions are usually held each spring. Servers are needed not only for weekend Masses, but also for daily Mass. Participants in this ministry can specify which months and/or Mass times will work best for them. Adults are also invited to serve the altar.  Adult parishioners serve the altar during funeral Masses throughout the year. Participants in this ministry are called into service when needed

Qualifications: Altar servers must regularly attend Mass, possess a willingness to serve at their scheduled time, and show reverence during the Mass and be in the fifth grade or older.

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Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

(By invitation) Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help distribute the Eucharist at Mass. They also may assist with blessing of throats and distribution of ashes. With special training, these ministers may also take Communion to hospital patients or parishioners who are homebound or in nursing homes. Ministers may specify months and Mass times when they are available to serve. Each year, ministers may recommit by attending scheduled training sessions. New ministers must be commissioned by the diocese.

Qualifications: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must be active, practicing Catholics with great reverence for God’s Word and the Eucharist. They must be of good moral character and understand that those involved in ministry are called to a high standard of conduct. They should be reliable, physically capable, and mentally alert.   

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Greeter

Greeters arrive at the church at least 30 minutes before Mass and welcome people who are attending Mass. They may specify Sundays and Mass times when they are available to serve. Families as well as individuals may serve.

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Lector

Lectors proclaim readings from Sacred Scripture and present the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass. Lectors re-commit annually by attending a parish training session. They may specify months and Mass times when they are able to serve.

Qualifications: Lectors must be able to speak clearly and distinctly and be willing to prepare properly before proclaiming at Mass. They must be active, practicing Catholics with great reverence for God’s Word and the Eucharist. They must be of good moral character and understand that those involved in ministry are called to a high standard of conduct. They should be reliable, physically capable, and mentally alert.

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Usher

Ushers make people who are attending Mass at St. Peter’s feel welcome, cared for and comfortable. They greet people, assist with doors, help people find seats when the church is crowded, take up the offertory, distribute bulletins, and straighten up the church after Mass. They also help if someone becomes ill. Ushers recommit annually by attending a parish training session. They may specify months and Mass times when they are available to serve.

Qualifications: Ushers must be reliable, physically capable, and mentally alert.

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TO VOLUNTEER FOR A WORSHIP MINISTRY, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH OFFICE BY PHONE AT 217-222-3155 or EMAIL AT church@cospq.org

2600 Maine • Quincy, IL 62301 • (217) 222-3155 • church@cospq.org