Altar Servers, Eucharist Ministers, Lectors, & Ushers

Altar Servers

An altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a Christian religious service. An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, ringing the altar bell.

Eucharistic Minister

  a lay person who assists the priest in administering the sacraments of holy communion, the consecrated bread and wine. They may also take the sacraments to those who are ill, or otherwise unable to attend Mass.


The lector, sometimes called the Reader is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel.


Ushers welcome parishioners and visitors to mass. They also assist in a variety of other ways during mass such as bringing offerings to the altar.