Role Descriptions for Liturgical Ministries - General Risk
Name of Group / Ministry
Purpose of MinistryClick on those that apply
To sing at Sunday Mass or other special occasions
To schedule volunteers for the Sunday Mass or other special occasions
To participate in the celebration of the Eucharist by presenting the gifts
To participate in the celebration of the Eucharist by proclaiming the Sacred Scripture
To participate in the celebration of the Eucharist by assisting the priest in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist
To prepare the church, sanctuary and credence table for liturgical celebrations
To assist in the organization of the congregation during Mass
Participant GroupClick on those that apply
Activities and ResponsibilitiesClick on those that apply
Choose music for Sunday mass and other special occasions
Participate in practices and sing at Sunday mass
Attend mass as per schedule
Present the gifts at the Presentation of the Gifts
Coordinate Mass schedules
Recruit new volunteers as required
Prepare by reading, rehearsing, and praying with the reading prior to arrival
Let the pastor, pastoral minister or coordinator know if you are going to be away
Seat people when church is becoming full, take up collection, distribute bulletins
Assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Eucharist
Assure that the general liturgical environment corresponds to the furnishings, lighting and permanent decorations
Prepare liturgical material including the Lectionary, the Missal, vessels, and other materials required for a given liturgy
Skills and QualificationsClick on those that apply
Active member of the parish community with no canonical impediments
Comfortable with spirituality and faith
Organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Strong leadership with ability to delegate
Good singing voice
Has a natural ability to proclaim the Word in an articulate manner
Sensitive to the needs of others
Desire to serve the parish community
Has been selected by the pastor who seeks written, formal appointment by the Bishop
Possesses aesthetic skills to create an inviting and appropriate environment
Time Commitment
Orientation and Training
Position Level
Screening Procedure