Campus Ministry offers a variety of worship experiences, including Sunday and daily Masses, seasonal services, and the Sacrament of Penance (Confession). Your participation as an active member of the congregation helps foster the faith community of St. Thomas. Join us and let the spirit and power of the liturgy be one of your teachers. As liturgical ministers, students are called to help the community celebrate.
Opportunities to Serve Include:
Altar Servers assist the priest celebrant at Mass in a variety of ways, which includes holding the ritual books, setting the altar, and carrying incense, cross, or candles. Through careful training, altar servers serve in a reverent manner and act as a witness to full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy.
Hospitality Ministers welcome the community as it gathers for worship. Hospitality ministers help each person to feel welcome as they enter the chapel, distribute worship aids, help people find a seat, and assist with the offering. The Christian tradition reminds us that hospitality is of paramount importance because by doing so some have entertained angels unaware. (Hebrews 13:2)
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) undertake the important ministry of distributing Holy Communion at mass. The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist unites us both to God and to one another. EMHCs are trained to share the Body and Blood of Christ with the congregation with reverence and joy.
Through voice, eye contact and personal presence lectors proclaim the Word of God to the assembly. For clear and prayerful proclamation of the Scriptures at Mass, lectors prepare the week before they are to minister by reading the scripture passage, reflecting on its meaning, and proclaiming the passage aloud.
Liturgical Assistant positions are work-study positions within Campus Ministry. Liturgical assistants assist the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Liturgy and Chapel Music with various tasks in the planning and implementation of liturgy.