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. Whether at Mass or in other special situations, the minister enables the recipient to share more deeply in the Body of Christ and experience the great love of the Triune God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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. During our liturgies, these ministers are responsible for greeting and welcoming, helping those with special needs, gathering the assembly donations, selecting those to present the assembly gifts, assisting at Holy Communion, distributing programs and bulletins, and providing other assistance and/or information where needed.

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.

Liturgy Committee

The Liturgy Committee is concerned with the overall worship life of the parish, including the liturgies of the Church (i.e., the Eucharist and the Hours) and other public and private forms of devotion (e.g., Stations of the Cross).

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.

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.