Office for Worship

Diocese of Cleveland

Liturgical Ministries

The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy states that each person, minister or layperson, who has an office to perform in the liturgy, “should do all of, but only, those parts which pertain to that office” (28) and that all ministers (servers, readers, commentators, and members of the choir) should “discharge their office with the sincere devotion and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry and rightly expected of them by God’s people.” (29)

The Constitution further exhorts ministers to be “deeply imbued with the spirit of the liturgy, in the measure proper to each one, and they must be trained to perform their functions in a correct and orderly manner.” (28)

The following links may be of interest to liturgical ministers wishing to learn more about their ministry.

Altar Servers

Guidelines for Altar Servers


The Priest At Mass


The  Deacon At Mass


The Lector At Mass

New American Bible

Reading the Word of God with the Church – Congregation for the Clergy

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Letter from Bishop Lennon

Instruction: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Assisting at Mass and Communion of the Sick in the Diocese of Cleveland

Instrukcja: Nadzwyczajni szafarze Eucharystii pomagający w czasie Mszy św. i zanoszący Komunię św. chorym w Diecezji Cleveland (Polish EMHC 3 5 10)

Instrucción: Ministros Extraordinarios de la Santa Comunión en la Santa Misa y Llevando la Eucaristía a los Enfermos en la diócesis de Cleveland (Spanish EMHC 3 5 10)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass

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