Serve in Liturgical Ministries

Spring 2022 Liturgy Training

Would you like to be trained to serve at Mass? Attend one of the trainings below! All trainings will take place in the main church.

Altar Servers: Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 PM

If you were unable to attend a training but would still like to serve in the Mass, please contact David Ojeda.



Sacristans oversee the preparations and lay ministers involved in the Mass. This is a crucial role as Sacristans work "behind the scenes" in an atmosphere of prayer to ensure everything needed for Mass is prepared. This position is opened for both college students above the age of 18 and Permanent Parishioners. If you would like to be trained as a sacristan, please contact our liturgy coordinator.

Please contact David Ojeda to request a training.



Readers are lay ministers who proclaim the living Word of God at Mass leading others deeper into prayer with Sacred Scripture during the liturgy. To participate in this ministry at St. Mary’s, a reader must be a college student or permanent parishioner, be a fully initiated Catholic, and must have undergone training.

Please contact David Ojeda to request a training.


Ushers & Hospitality

Ushers are men and women who embody our friendly atmosphere and attend to the needs and comfort of those here to worship. Our ushers host the thousands of Aggies each weekend making sure they have a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment while expressing our hospitality as Aggie Catholics to give each person a suitable atmosphere for prayer before, during, and after Mass.

Please contact David Ojeda to request a training.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

EMHCs aid in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Extraordinary Ministers are commissioned by the bishop out of a need of the Church to assist the ordinary ministers (bishops, priests, & deacons) in the distribution of Holy Communion. EMHC’s must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation, be practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church, and have undergone training at St. Mary’s. This ministry is open to both students and permanent parishioners.

Please contact David Ojeda to request a training.


Altar Servers

Altar Servers represent the faithful and directly assist the priest and deacons at Mass and at other liturgies such as Solemn Vespers, and Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Altar servers are also trained as thurifers to provide incense for these liturgies. This position is solely reserved for college students, with a preference for males, above the age of 18.

Training: Wednesday, January 26, 7:00 PM in the church



Liturgical Music helps to elevate the heart and soul to God at Mass. St. Mary's Music Ministry has places for people of just about all ability & experience levels, different styles of music, and for instruments from A to Z (band, orchestra, choir, guitars, piano, organ, percussion, etc.).

Questions? Email David Ojeda, Liturgy Coordinator