Parish Liturgical Ministries

We welcome and encourage all our members to serve and participate in ministry; every member of our parish has something unique to offer towards the Mission of the Church. Together we can best live out our call as Catholic disciples. Together we are Christ’s hands and feet to a world in need. Together we worship, praise and glorify God.

Volunteers Needed

Our parish takes pride in liturgies that help us turn toward God. This takes coordinated planning, practice and participation. Volunteers are needed to assist in various liturgical ministries. To become one of the behind-the-scenes people who helps make everything in our beautiful Church run smoothly, please click the button below to sign up. You will be contacted concerning training for the ministry.

Learn More About Liturgical Ministries

Simply click on the plus sign by the Ministry you would like to expand to learn more about.

Youth grades 5 through 8 assist the priest during liturgies. Training is required and provided.

Ministers of Care are trained and commissioned to bring Communion to parishioners in individual homes or care facilities who are unable to attend Mass due to being sick or homebound. They offer prayers and support through active listening and a caring presence.

Assist the clergy in distributing Holy Communion at weekend Masses and special liturgies. Training is provided. Must be a confirmed and a practicing Catholic.

Proclaim the Word at weekend and special liturgies. Training is provided. Lectors prepare by meditating on the readings the week prior to their assignment. Volunteers must have good public reading skills.

Welcome parishioners and guests at weekend and seasonal liturgies, and may include helping seating worshippers, receiving offerings or assisting the handicapped. The ministry is perfect for those who like to help enable things to run smoothly.

“Sing to him a new song; skillfully play with joyful chant.” Psalm 33:3.

St Mary Music Ministry offers many ways to share your musical talents with the parish!

Children’s Choir: Open to singers in 2nd-8th grade, attending any school, our choir meets on Wednesdays in church from 5:45-6:15pm. The choir sings at the 10am Mass once a month, and the 3pm Christmas Eve Mass.

Cantor Ministry: Cantors lead the congregation in song as a solo singer. Singers must have some basic training in music reading and performance. Scheduling is flexible and can accommodate various levels of commitment.

Instrumentalists: Musicians who play an instrument are invited to add beauty beyond words to our weekend Masses. Musicians who are in middle school and learning to play are also invited. Scheduling is flexible and can accommodate various levels of commitment.

Please contact our Music Director, Erin Lawrence, for more information at

A History of Many Parts, But One Body

With over 2,700 families at St. Mary of Gostyn Parish, we continue towards a bright future enriching faith life, educating on Catholicism, serving those in need, and enjoying our close community.