Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers assist the priest at Mass and other liturgical and devotional celebrations throughout the year. Servers are scheduled for weekend liturgies as well as weddings, funerals, and daily Mass. Male and female students in grades 5 through 12 are welcome to serve. New altar server training is offered in May / June before the end of the school year.
Contact: 610-272-0402

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Catechists are volunteers who instruct children and adults on the teachings of the Catholic Faith with age-appropriate materials. Children are taught at our Sunday morning Religious Education Classes from 10:30-11:45am, September through May. High School Teens are taught on both Mondays and Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00PM. Adults are instructed at RCIA from 7-8:30pm on Tuesdays, September through June. If you would like to find out more about being a catechist or if you are feeling called to this ministry, please contact: Nancy Sanchez 610-272-0402.

Ministers of music lead the congregation in song, either by singing as a cantor or in a choir. Cantors lead the congregation during Mass. Practices are usually once a week. Musical proficiency is required, but a person need not be a virtuoso or a professional.
Contact: Michael Maresca 610-539-7597

There are several teams of collection counters who on a rotating schedule count the collection on Sunday from after the 9:30 a.m. Mass (10:30 a.m.) until approximately 1:00 p.m.Contact: 610-272-0402

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Extraordinary Ministers assist the priest and serve the faith community by distributing the consecrated bread and/or wine to parishioners during Mass. Training is required before becoming an Extraordinary Minister. You may choose your Mass time.

Contact: Mary Anders 610-635-9476

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Ministers of God’s Word proclaim the two readings before the Gospel as well as the Intercessions at weekend Masses and on other important occasions. Lectors prepare for the readings ahead of time and should arrive fifteen minutes prior to Mass. You may choose your Mass time and commitment as long as you desire. Anyone from high school age and older who is fully initiated in the Catholic Church may participate.

Contact: Mary Anders 610-635-9476

Volunteers provide a welcoming spirit at weekend liturgies as they welcome parishioners and visitors to St. Francis of Assisi Church before weekend and holyday Masses. Greeters are asked to arrive about 20 minutes before the beginning of Mass. All parishioners are welcome to join.
Contact: John Bilella 610-272-1058

The organist plays at Mass, weddings, and funerals and accompanies the cantor or choir.
Contact: Michael Maresca 610-539-7597

Ministers of hospitality, also known as Ushers, assist people with special needs and direct people to seats available in the Church. Their duties also include the collections, facilitating the communion procession, and distributing the parish bulletins. Ushers arrive 20 minutes prior to Mass and remain after Mass to assist with the distribution of the bulletins.
Contact: John Bilella 610-279-1058