There are many ways to serve before, during and after Mass each week or day!
Check out some ways below, or contact the Parish Office at 603-352-3525 for more information!
We are also always looking for Door Greeters and Ushers!
Art and Environment
Sometimes we wonder “Who actually puts the flowers up there?” or “I wonder if the church needs help decorating or preparing for Christmas or Easter?”
This very dedicated group of volunteers strives to keep the Church looking its best by maintaining a sense of noble simplicity throughout the church calendar. They pay important attention to the seasonal differences between Lent and Advent, First Communion, Confirmation, Days of Holy Obligation and the feast days. They aren’t just “artists”, but true caretakers of the church environment so that our spiritual worship experience is enhanced by color and appropriateness of décor.
Altar Servers are faithful parishioners of all ages who assist the priest during the Mass with the various articles of the Mass--by carrying the cross, incense or candles in procession, providing the Sacramentary for prayers, and assisting in setting the altar for the Eucharistic celebration.
Altar Serving is open to any parishioner who has received their First Communion--children and adults. Training is required to be an Altar Server, so if you're interested, please contact Deacon Ken!
Lectors are responsible for proclaiming God's word in the first several readings of the Mass! This is an especially rewarding ministry, because the preparation for Lectoring each week--reading and meditating on the Scriptures they'll be reading--helps the individual dive deeper into the Word and participate more fully in the Mass.
Lectors should be at least 16 years old and have received Confirmation. A short training is required, so if you're interested, contact Deacon Dave via email or by phone at 603-352-3525, ext. 31
Eucharistic Ministers and Sacristans
This special calling of the lay people of the parish assists the clergy during Mass in distributing the Precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ during communion. Such a calling is confirmed by the Pastor and approved by the Bishop. We need EMs for Masses and for distribution of communion to the sick and homebound.
A Sacristan is usually an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist who helps to prepare the sacred vessels and gifts for the Mass. It is important that a sacristan has at least 30 minutes to give before the Mass for this preparation. This ministry is vital to the successful preparation of Mass and a tremendous help to the clergy.
Training is necessary for both Eucharistic Minister and Sacristans, so if you're interested, please contact:
Deacon Dave via email or phone at 603-352-3525 ext. 31 for Parish of the Holy Spirit
Deacon Ken via email for Mary, Queen of Peace Parish