Liturgical Ministries

In the great rituals of the Christian tradition, various elements – the scriptures to be read, the psalms to be sung, the communion to be shared – call for many gifts from many different people acting together. 

The liturgical ministers carry out these important ecclesial actions that follow.  By the natures of our baptism, all of us are called to minister to one another in our worship.

Altar Servers

This ministry is open to all boys and girls in fifth grade and above. Please call the Parish Office for details on training.

Contact:  The Parish Office at 314-965-3985

Reader of the Word

The reader is the proclaimer of the Word - the Old and New Testament readings that give meaning to our lives.  An ability to speak clearly and distinctly and a love of the Word of God are the requirements for this ministry. 

Contact:  Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985, ext 2817

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

Those who serve in this ministry have the privilege of sharing the Body and Blood of Christ with each of us.  Ministers are needed at Masses, in hospitals, nursing homes, and to visit the shut-ins of our parish family.

If you are interested in becoming a minister of communion, contact: Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985, ext. 2817.

Gift Bearer

Those who bring the community gifts to the altar serve as our representatives.  All are encouraged to mark special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries by partaking in this important ritual action. 

If you and/or your family would like to participate in this important ministry, contact:  Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985, ext. 2817.


It is the usher's ministry to greet people warmly, to introduce strangers, to help people sit together, to care for any needs (if someone gets sick, or other emergencies), to take up the collection, and to distribute bulletins and such in the course of saying goodbye to everyone or to direct people to the parish hall or school.  

Contact: Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985, ext. 2817

Sacristans and Environment

Those who clean and polish, as much as those who create and decorate, come from our community to care for specific needs: to create an environment that is reverent, welcoming, and clean; an environment that is beautiful, and in keeping with the liturgical celebrations of the year. 

If you are interested in sharing your talents with this ministry, contact: Penny Arslanian at 314-965-3985, ext. 2817.