Liturgical Ministries

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is a layperson commissioned by the Pastor who assists the priests and deacons during the Mass in the distribution of Holy Communion. Those serving in this ministry must be 16 years of age, a practicing Catholic in good standing and must have participated in a diocesan training program.  Teens must have received Confirmation. For more information, about this ministry, please contact Shannon Curtis at (901) 527-2542 or email: shannon.curtis@stpat.cdom.org.

Lectors
Lectors are the men and women who proclaim the Scriptures during the first or second reading at Mass. This person also may read the Universal Prayers during Mass when a deacon is not present.  This ministry requires that you be a practicing Catholic, at least 16 years of age and receive Diocesan training. For more information, about this ministry, please contact the Shannon Curtis at (901) 527-2542 or email: shannon.curtis@stpat.cdom.org.

Sacristans
Sacristans are women and men who care for the Church Sanctuary, including the sacred vessels, altar linens and other articles used in our Eucharistic and other liturgical celebrations. They also assist with our decorations for the liturgical seasons. For more information, about this ministry, please contact Shannon Curtis at (901) 527-2542 or email: shannon.curtis@stpat.cdom.org.

Altar Servers
Group of dedicated men, women, and children called to serve by assisting at Mass. Training is required and classes are held periodically throughout the year. The ministry is open to all parish members in 4th grade or above who have received First Communion. Parent’s permission is also required. If you are interested, please call Shannon Curtis at (901) 527-2542 or email: shannon.curtis@stpat.cdom.org.

Hospitality Ministers
Ministers of hospitality are men and women who greet parishioners and guests participating in the Mass and other liturgical services, help them with seating, provide directions or assistance, distribute the offertory baskets, pass out bulletins after Mass and see that the church is tidied up after each celebration. For more information, about this ministry, please contact Shannon Curtis at (901) 527-2542 or email: shannon.curtis@stpat.cdom.org.