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Liturgical Ministries
of the Holy Mass

There are many important roles in the celebration of our Holy Mass for which you can be involved as a volunteer. All training will be provided.

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Altar Server

Altar servers are chosen from among the faithful who display a desire to serve in a more intimate way during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The primary duty of the altar server is to assist the priests and deacons at the Mass.

Servers respond to the prayers and dialogues of the priest along with the congregation, and join in singing the hymns and other chants.

Contact Richard Lane
richard.lane@toledostpats.org  |  Tel: 419-381-1540

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Eucharistic Minister

In 1971, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist were first permitted in the United States in response to a request of the American bishops to allow laypersons to assist priests and deacons in giving Holy Communion.

 

Extraordinary ministers are also used in order that the sick or homebound may receive communion.  

Contact Shannon Kincer  
shannon.kincer@toledostpats.org  |  Tel: 567-698-1813

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Greeter

The greeter welcomes regular members and visitors with a smile, hug or handshake as they arrive in the doors and direct the flow of traffic inside the church. 

They direct attendees to restrooms and show them where other facilities are located.

At the end of service they open doors again to direct the flow of traffic exiting the church.

Contact Richard Lane
richard.lane@toledostpats.org  |  Tel: 419-381-1540

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Lector

The lector is trained and instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. 

The lector has to be truly suited to carrying out their function and be carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts, the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture.

Contact Mary O'Keefe
maryok@bex.net  |  Tel: 419-385-0369

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Usher

Before Mass starts, the ushers are available to answer visitors’ questions and extend extra help in seating those who need assistance.


During Mass ushers are responsible to take up the church offering. Ushers have a goal of minimizing distractions during Mass and standing ready to assist anyone in the congregation who might need help, to aid latecomers in finding a seat, and to inform those in the sanctuary of any urgent matters.

Contact Richard Lane
richard.lane@toledostpats.org  |  Tel: 419-381-1540

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Chuch Choir

Music Ministry

Listed below are music ministry and choir opportunities. For more information, 

contact Connie Deutschman at 419-381-1540 

or by email to connie.deutschman@toledostpats.org

  • Liturgical Choir: St. Patrick's main parish choir open to all parishioners of High School age and over. This choir leads the singing at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Mass and for special occasions from September through May. 

  • Funeral Choir: The Resurrection Choir  provides liturgical music for all Funeral Liturgies in our parish. Singers are typically available during the morning and often with little notice. 

  • Cantors: Lead the assembly's sung prayer during the Responsorial Psalm and throughout the liturgy. Audition is required and rehearsals are mandatory.

  • Instrumentalists: Provide music throughout the year as soloists, in ensemble, or as accompaniment to the singing of the choirs, cantors and assembly. Auditions are required and rehearsals are mandatory. 

Contact Connie Deutschman
connie.deutschman@toledostpats.org |  Tel: 419-381-7251

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