Liturgical Ministries

*Please note that ministries with an asterisk are not available at this time due to COVID restrictions.

More than 100 volunteers generously contribute their time to create spiritually fulfilling worship experiences at St. Mary of the Lake. We can’t make it happen without your help.


Welcome Desk Host: Provide hospitality and information to new and existing parishioners and those inquiring about joining the parish at the Welcome Desk before and after the weekend Masses.


Weekend Hospitality: Provide hospitality (treats, coffee, and juice) after the weekend Masses on the first weekend of every month.


Funeral Minister: Coordinate Funeral Masses and serve as liturgical minister as needed. 


Church Cleaner: Our Monday morning cleaning crew — vacuum, dust, scrub tile, wash windows – creates a welcoming worship space. Many hands, light work.


Church Environment Committee: Create an inspiring worship atmosphere in the church for each of the liturgical seasons.


Mass Coordinator: Ensure all ministry positions are filled and all details of the Mass are prepared.


Projection System Operator: Display music and prayers on the screens so that all can fully participate in the Mass. Grade 8 to adult.


Usher: Help people find seats, answer questions, and pass collection baskets at the offertory.  Individuals or families.


Gift Bearer: Bring the gifts of bread and wine to the altar. All ages are welcome.


Altar Server: Assist Father during Mass. Grade 4 and above.


Sacristan (roadie): Make sure all details are in place for Mass to be celebrated. Grade 7 and above.


Video Broadcast System Operator: Broadcast the Mass to other areas of the building and stream to YouTube so that homebound parishioners can remain engaged in the parish.


Eucharistic Minister: With reverence for the Eucharist, distribute the Body and Blood of Christ with others.  Age 16 and up.


Greeter: Be a kind face and warm greeter to visitors and parishioners alike. Welcome everyone at the door before Masses to create an atmosphere of hospitality.  Individuals or families.


Lector: Those with a gift for proclaiming the Word in a manner that enhances understanding. Age 16 and up.


Brass Cleaner: Put a shine on our doors! Polish brass handles regularly.


Church Laundry: Provide clean linens for sacramental ministries. Pick up and launder at home.


Sacraments, Worship, and Music Committee: This committee works to strengthen and support the total prayer life of the parish.

Get involved by contacting Mary Beth Jambor or call 651-429-7771 option 1.