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 students to enter into and participate in the liturgy!
If you worship with our community and are looking to get more involved, you should consider signing up as a liturgical minister or as a member of the music ministry team! We are always actively seeking volunteers interested in helping out during Sunday Mass as an altar server, extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, or lector!
Sign-up, Guidelines, and Volunteer Schedule
We are excited that you are interested in becoming a liturgical minister! Sign up to attend training and you will be scheduled to serve as a liturgical minister at Mass!
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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
An extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is tasked with aiding the ordinary ministers (bishop, priest, and/or deacon) in the distribution of Holy Communion during the sacrament of 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.