Liturgical Ministries

The gift of your time and talents offered as a Liturgical Minister is a valuable asset to our Parish Family here at Our Lady of Hope. You are truly an example of Christian Stewardship and what it means to live out our Faith.

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Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the priest during the Masses year-round. They are responsible for lighting candles, carrying the crucifix in processions, lighting and using the thurible, holding the Roman Missal for the celebrant, assisting the priest in the preparation of the altar, and other duties in order to ensure that the Mass flows smoothly.

Youth who have received their sacraments take an active role in assisting the priest and deacon during Mass.

Their prayerful and reverential attitude at Mass is helpful and establishes them as leaders among their peers and as examples for the faithful. This stewardship role is open to both boys and girls who have received the Sacraments of Baptism, 1st Holy Communion and Confirmation. Formation is provided.

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Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers

Extra-ordinary Ministers are invited into the sanctuary to assist the priest (who is the "ordinary" minister of communion) in the distribution of the Eucharist during Mass.

Eucharistic Ministers serve the Precious Body and Blood during Holy Communion at Mass.

EM's modest and formal attire, personal spiritual preparation, and prayerful and reverential presence maintains the dignity of this ministry. Formation is provided. You must be at least 16 years old and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist.



Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the assembled community at all liturgies. By prayerful preparation for this ministry, they strive to engage the assembly in a living experience of the Word of God and of the presence of Christ in each celebration.

A lector's modest and formal attire, extensive preparation, and reverence shown towards the sanctuary from which they will proclaim the Word maintains the dignity of this ministry. Formation is provided.

Liturgical Schedule

July 13 - September 1, 2024