Worship Assistants


Sunday Mass involves the talents and gifts of many people.

Acolytes assist as crucifers, and attend the priest in preparation for the celebration of the Mass. They also present the offering plates to the ushers, and receive them at the end of the collection. They light and extinguish the candles. They must be at least 10 years of age. They are trained by the Vicar.

Eucharistic Ministers (EM) assist in the celebration of the Mass by administering the chalice at the time of Communion.

Lectors are designated to either read the Old and New Testament lessons, or read the Prayers of the People.

Ushers help to make visitors and members feel welcomed during the Mass. They greet each worshiper, hand out bulletins, and answer any questions.

Note: Visitors who are active in one of these capacities in their home church are encouraged to speak to Fr. Turner about assisting at St. Peter’s during their stay on Long Beach Island.