Many women and men currently volunteer their time and energy to serve as Lay Ministers in the Worship Ministry at St. Anthony Shrine.  Since the Lay Ministry’s beginnings, the Shrine has been blessed by the energy and commitment of hundreds of people who have heard God’s call to serve the faithful who worship at St. Anthony Shrine by assisting the ordained Franciscans in their sacramental duties.

24 Masses (Mass Schedule) are regularly celebrated every week at Saint Anthony Shrine, in addition to many other devotions and prayer services (More Worship). Lay ministers fill the roles of Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers at Mass.

The Lector—more formerly known as “Extraordinary Minister of the Word” — proclaims the Scripture readings at the Mass.

The Eucharistic Minister –“Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist”—assists the presider in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.

The Lay Ministry at the Shrine reflects the richness and diversity of the Catholic community in Boston.

If you are hearing God’s call to serve in active ministry, consider serving as a member of the Worship Ministry at the Shrine.  For more information about volunteering as Lay Minister, please contact us at [email protected] or contact  Julie Ogden at 617-542-6440, extension 146.