Liturgical Ministries

Communion Ministry (EMCs)

EMCs, as “extraordinary” ministers of Communion, assist priests and deacons with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and to the sick and homebound in their places of residence. Read “Communion Ministry (EMCs)” »

Hospitality Ministry (Liturgical)

Cathedral Hospitality Ministers assist in a variety of ways at Mass and other liturgies and special events in the Cathedral. Ministers of Hospitality truly present the face of the Cathedral to the many who come to worship as part of our faith community. Read “Hospitality Ministry (Liturgical)” »

Lector Ministry

Lectors are special liturgical ministers whose principal duty is to serve the community by proclaiming the readings from Scripture during liturgies such as the Liturgy of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours and on other special occasions when readings from Scripture are included.  Read “Lector Ministry” »

Liturgies with Cardinal Wuerl

The Archbishop of Washington, Donald Cardinal Wuerl, presides at many Cathedral liturgies during the year. All are invited and encouraged to participate in these episcopal liturgies when our Archbishop presides as the Shepherd of the faithful.  Frequently, the Cardinal presides at the following liturgies: Read “Liturgies with Cardinal Wuerl” »

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee is concerned with bringing the Cathedral parish community and others closer to God through all forms of worship. Read “Liturgy Committee” »

Music Ministry

The Cathedral serves a large multi-cultural and inter-generational congregation of worshipers from throughout the metropolitan Washington area. It also welcomes many visitors from across the nation and around the world. As the mother church of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Cathedral offers a rich variety of liturgical music to serve this diverse urban congregation. Read “Music Ministry” »

Server Ministry

Servers have been a long-standing form of service in the liturgy. Their duties emanate from those traditionally performed by the deacon. Any male or female parishioner who has reached the age of 11 and has completed the necessary training may serve. Read “Server Ministry” »

Worship Resource Links

See a list of worship-related websites. Read “Worship Resource Links” »