Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers—The responsibility of altar servers is to free the presider from various details so that he may give full attention to presiding. These tasks include but not limited to assisting with the book of prayers, helping set the altar table with bread and wine, and carrying the incense when it is used. Servers must be in fourth grade or older.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion—This is a group of men and women who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and other liturgical services where Communion is received. Extraordinary Ministers must be in full communion with the sacraments of the Church, approved by the Pastor and trained through the diocese and Lexie Terrono.

Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick and Homebound—Specially trained Extraordinary Ministers take the Eucharist to parishioners who are ill or homebound. This occurs either during the week, or as an extension of the Sunday liturgy. Minister must be in full communion with the sacraments of the Church, approved by the Pastor and trained through the diocese and St. Margaret’s pastor.

Greeters—Greeters welcome people with a smile as they gather for Mass. They are responsible for handing out hymnals before the service and bulletins after Mass.

Lectors—Adults and high school youth proclaim God’s Word to the assembly at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Training is required through the diocese and workbooks are provided. Lectors prepare by studying their assigned readings and any  difficult pronunciations. 

Ushers—The ushers greet people warmly, introduce strangers, help people find a place to sit, take up the collection, and assist with congregational processions.

Donut and Coffee Hospitality—These are individuals or     families who serve the donuts, juice and coffee after the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Sunday Masses. Their responsibilities are to help prepare the hospitality area, to act as hosts, and to cleanup the room  afterwards


Music Ministry-There are three main categories for volunteers to the music  ministry and they require auditioning with the music director.

  • Cantors lead the congregational singing during  liturgies. Musical background is necessary, along with  leadership and  singing ability.

  • Keyboard players require musical background and training, and ability to support the cantor ministry.

Additional musicians may be considered; the focus being on liturgical enhancement, not performance

St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church
777 NE Blackwell Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086-3717
United States
ph: (816) 246-6800

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