Liturgical Ministries

LECTORS/READERS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the gathered community.  Through preparation and study of scripture, lectors help facilitate "active listening" to the Word. Training takes place at the beginning of each semester.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Lay ministers help with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.  All "EMs" are commissioned for service to the UD community for the duration of their studies here. A short training session is held at the beginning of each semester.

Training for Lectors/Readers and Eucharistic Ministers

  • Tuesday, September 8, around 10pm (after 9pm mass), Stuart Res Hall Chapel
  • Wednesday, September 9, around 1:30pm (after the 12:30pm mass), Immaculate Conception Chapel
  • Wednesday, September 9, around 10pm (after 9pm mass), Marycrest Res Hall Chapel
  • Thursday, September 10, around 10pm (after 9pm mass), Marianist Res Hall Chapel

MASS COORDINATORS

Mass Coordinators (MCs) facilitate the prayer of the community by scheduling, coordinating, recruiting, and mentoring liturgical ministers.  They assist with preparing the needed materials, books, and supplies for liturgy.  They grow in their own spirituality through weekly preparation sessions and faith-sharing.  This is an ideal role for students who have been active liturgical ministers in their parishes and high schools. If interested in learning more about becoming an MC, please contact Fr. Kip Stander, SM. 

ACOLYTES/SERVERS

Servers assist the presider, bearing candles and the cross in procession, and fulfilling other roles in the liturgy.

  • Training will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30pm in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception (Main Chapel).

SPANISH LANGUAGE LITURGICAL MINISTERS

UD celebrates one bilingual Mass each semester or more and incorporates the Spanish language into other Masses on special occasions. Therefore, native Spanish speakers (or students with a strong interest or fluency in Spanish) are needed to prepare and minister at these Masses. Please contact Kathy Sales.

MUSIC MINISTERS

Singers and instrumentalists lead the sung prayer of the assembly at our campus liturgies.  UD's UnderGraduate Music Ministry (UGMM) program prepares students for leadership roles in music ministry.  Visit our Music Ministry page for more information about UD Music Ministry, or contact Scott Paeplow at 937.229.2052.

For More Information

For More Information on How to Get Involved in any Liturgical Ministry, Please Contact:

Campus Ministers for Liturgies:

Kathy Sales, Assistant Director of Campus Ministry for Liturgy

Colleen Brown, Campus Minister for Liturgy and Sacraments 

Scott Paeplow, Campus Minister for Liturgical Music

Fr. Kip Stander, S.M., University Chaplain

Contact Us

Campus Ministry

Liberty Hall 101 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408

937-229-3339 

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