Liturgy is central to Christianity and is an integral part of our family relationship with God. The signs, symbols and sacred actions which form our public prayer and worship spring from the language and events of God's own self-revelation to us. Our liturgical celebrations arise directly out of the mystery of salvation in Jesus Christ and are part of the very means by which we enter into that mystery.
At the University Catholic Center, we provide many opportunities for YOU to enter into and participate in the liturgy!
Sign Up and Volunteer Schedule
If you worship with our community and are looking to become more involved, you should consider signing up as a liturgical minister! We are always actively seeking volunteers interested in helping out during Sunday Mass as an altar server, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, or lector!
A huge thank you to everyone who volunteers their time to make Mass absolutely beautiful every week! Our liturgy wouldn’t be as beautiful without each and every one of you.
General Description of Positions
An altar server is a lay assistant who attends to supporting liturgical tasks during Mass. Generally, altar servers are seen at Mass holding the sacramentary for the priest, assisting in setting the altar, ringing bells during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, as well as performing other seasonal tasks.
An extraordinary minister of the Eucharist is tasked with aiding the ordinary ministers (bishop, priest, and/or deacon) in the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass. At the Emory University Catholic Center, we generally have two extraordinary ministers assist the priest during Mass.
A lector is tasked with reading New and Old Testament scripture during Mass, as well as reading the prayer intentions for the community.
All scheduled volunteers are expected to arrive 30 minutes early for Mass to assist with setting up.