Liturgical Ministries

Altar Server

Altar servers assist the St. John Vianney community in its prayer and worship of God at Mass.

St. John Vianney Parish is looking for responsible, prayerful, and professional young people who have received their sacrament of First Communion, attend Mass regularly, and are currently between 9 and 18 years of age. For more information, contact the Parish Office. Please help serve our community and our God in this wonderful way!

Please contact the Parish office for the next training at 623-932-3313.

Ministers of Holy Communion

The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) performs a great service by assisting in the distribution of Holy Communion to God’s people present at Mass.

Baptized and Confirmed Catholics, fifteen years of age or older, are eligible for this ministry. They should be persons who sincerely try to live the Gospel message in their communal and individual lives.

Ministers of Hospitality

The Ministry of Hospitality, which includes ushers and greeters, is essential in conveying a warm welcome and united in love, to all who enter our church doors for Mass.

In addition to greeting the faithful, they also help with seating at Mass. As well as taking up the collection, the presentation of the gifts, directing communion lines, monitoring the exits, distributing bulletins, tidying up after Mass, and securing the doors. Special liturgies may require additional duties.

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Word or Lector are laity – members of the Assembly - who are called to proclaim the Word of God at Mass or other worship services.

If you have a great love for the Scriptures, you may be called to this ministry. You must be a baptized, confirmed Catholic in good standing. The Word of God is proclaimed rather than just read. Ministers of the word need to have the skills required for reading aloud in public. Which includes a strong voice that can be projected clearly, and the ability to use speech techniques such as pace, pause and pitch to give vitality and variety to their reading.

Ministers of Music / Choirs

By encouraging active participation of the assembled; the Music Ministry brings richness to the Mass by nourishing and strengthening the interior commitment of faith through song and response.

Music, a joyful form of prayer, gives glory to God and assists the parishioners in experiencing the Holy Spirit through the power of sacred song. We warmly welcome and invite children, women and men of all ages, backgrounds and talents to become members of our music ministry.

For rehearsal information, please contact our Director of Music and Liturgy for more information.