Liturgical Ministries | Saint George Church - Erie, PA

Parishioners of Saint George Church are welcome to serve our parish liturgical celebrations as a Lector, Altar Server, Usher, Sacristan, Greeter, Choir Member and/or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

Altar Servers - Saint George Church in Erie, PAAltar Servers

An Altar Server is a member of the assembly who assists the priest and deacon during the Eucharist and other liturgical ceremonies so that the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence. Altar servers should be active and full participants in the celebration with the understanding that they are first and foremost members of the assembly. The altar server expresses this by singing, praying, and keeping silence along with the rest of the assembly.

Altar Servers are expected to have received the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist as well as have completed fourth grade. Additionally, altar servers are expected to be appropriately prepared and committed to giving their time and talent to their parish community, and willing to serve God’s people. They should be able to understand the Eucharistic celebration and the other sacred rites. Altar servers, like other ministers at Mass, receive God's help for their important service.

For more information, contact:

Deacon Bob Ball
Phone:(814) 864-0622
Email: bball@stgeorgeerie.org

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion serves the assembly at the most sacred moment when Christ is present in the Eucharistic elements. Those who are called to this ministry are called to a special love and care for the Eucharist and for all who share in the Body and Blood of our Lord. Adults and teenagers who have been Confirmed are invited to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Saint George Church.

"Let me nourish your people with the
witness of my life as I feed them with the 
body of Christ."

Sacristan

Individuals who give their time and energy in preparation for the celebration of the Mass as well as other functions in the church. Sacristans also distribute the low gluten host at their respective Masses at Saint George Church. 

Usher

Ushers are a sign of familiarity and stability for the worship community of Saint George Church. Their role is one of hosting with warmth, friendship, respect and with a true attitude of service. Usher are assigned with consideration for their Mass preference and availability.

Lectors - Saint George Church in Erie, PA

"Worship the Lord with cries of gladness,
come before him with joyful song."
(Psalm 100:2)

Lector

A lector is a person who proclaims the Word of God during the Mass. The lector also assists with the reading of the announcements and reading of the intercessions.

Proclaim the Word
(Timothy 4:2)

Learn more about the liturgical ministries at St. George Church.