Angel statue against the sky

Volunteer Positions

Holy Name Church

Volunteers Working for the Greater Glory of God


Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

  • Assist the Priest at Masses
  • Volunteers must have received  their First Holy Communion

Children's Liturgy of the Word

  • Celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with children (aged 4-11) in the church hall, as a teacher or a helper, one Sunday per month.


  • Proclaim the Scripture readings at Mass
  • Recite the Responsorial Psalm between the readings as required
  • Announce the intentions for the Prayers of the Faithul
  • Make the general announcements

Minister of Hospitality (Ushers)

  • Welcome parishioners as they arrive at Mass
  • Offer information and assistance
  • Take up the collection

Ministers of Music

  • Lead the congregation in song at Mass
  • Work with members of the choir in providing music for the Liturgy

Eucharistic Ministers

  • Assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass
  • Prepare the altar and sanctuary with the appropriate vessels and hosts
  • Clean the vessels and return them to their proper places

Ministers of the Sick

Visit, offer prayerful ministry and the Eucharist to those who are ill, homebound or elderly (this is offered in homes, long-term care facilities and other residences.)


Catechesis/Sacramental Preparations Ministries

  • Baptism
  • First Communion
  • Confession (Reconciliation)
  • Confirmation
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)

Hospitality/Social Committee

  • Tea & Coffee Sunday
  • Welcoming Events

Community Outreach

  • ShareLife
  • Development & Peace
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Climate Action Committee
  • Truth & Reconciliation Committee


  • Seniors Group
  • Youth Group

Volunteer Screening Committee

  • Volunteer Screening
  • Reference Checks
  • Volunteer Confidentail Files


  • Helping with Livestreaming, Power Point and the Sound System


  • Helping repairing broken items, replacing lightbulbs, etc.  General electrical and carpentry skills an asset.