Everyone who is an active liturgical minister – or who would like to become a liturgical minister – is asked to attend a re-commitment training session each year. We want you to be prepared for and enjoy the spiritual gifts of liturgical service. If you serve in more than one ministry, please come to a session for each type of service. (e.g., EM and Lector training). Thank you!
We welcome you to use your talents and time towards the joyful and reverent celebration of the Sacraments in liturgy. As a volunteer, we all have a role in protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults. The USCCB and the Diocese of Charlotte has adopted policies and procedures to safeguard those whose care has been entrusted to us. Click below to access the policies and forms required to volunteer in our parish. St Peter is committed to providing a safe environment for all people.
The Volunteer Packet includes important forms: the volunteer profile, background check release, and acknowledgement of receipt of the Diocesan Code of Ethics and Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Volunteer Packet-Forms and Policies 2017 Please send signed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altar Servers assist the priest celebrant at the altar and throughout the Liturgy. The altar server should have a good understanding of the Mass structure and prayers. This ministry is open to both males and females, after reception of the sacrament of First Eucharist. Click this link to ALTAR SERVER TRAINING VIDEO
The crossbearer leads the presider and the other ministers to the sanctuary at the celebration of Mass. His or her chief function is to ensure the smooth unfolding of the Eucharistic celebration. The crossbearer assists the presider at the distribution of the Eucharist. Crossbearers should have a good understanding of Mass structure and prayers and will be trained as a Eucharistic Minister as well. Open to all who have received the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation.
A Minister of Holy Communion is a lay parishioner who assists the priest in administering the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ during Holy Communion at Mass. He or she is called not only to minister the Body and Blood of Christ, but to have and maintain a strong faith, a sense of awe, and an inclusiveness of others as the foundation for their ministry. Open to all who have received the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation.
The ministry of lector includes proclaiming the Scripture and Prayers of the Faithful at the Church’s worship. Lectors should have a good understanding of the Mass structure and prayers. Lectors should also have a clear speaking voice and be confident reading in front of large groups. Open to all who have received First Eucharist and Confirmation.
The men and women who serve as ushers foster a spirit of reverence and warmth when our community gathers for prayer. They greet parishioners and visitors as they enter the church, look after those with special needs, and collect the offertory collection.
The responsibility of this group is to pick up the soiled altar linens each week, launder, iron and then return them to the church. The commitment is usually on a schedule of every 4 to 6 weeks. The linens are all washable items, and instructions are provided.
These ministers are responsible for flower arrangements for the sanctuary as well as seasonal decorations in the church. This ministry calls for a gift for floral design and an understanding of the proper use of sacred space.