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Volunteer Positions

Holy Name Church

Volunteers Working for the Greater Glory of God


Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

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

Catechists (Liturgy of the Word with Children)

  • Celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with children in the St. Marguerite Room, Brother Andre Room and St. Kateri Room during the 10:00 am Mass on Sundays.


  • Proclaim the Scripture readings at Mass
  • Announce the intentions for the Prayers of the Faithful
  • Recite the Responsorial Psalm between the readings as required
  • Prepare for the readings

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

Ministers of the Sick

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

Eucharistic Ministers

  • Volunteer adults who assist the priest in distributing Holy Eucharist at Mass
  • Prepare the altar and sanctuary with the appropiate vessels and hosts
  • Ensure that the vessels and hosts are cleaned and returned to their proper place with dignity and respect

Catechesis Committee

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

Community Outreach Committee

  • ShareLife
  • Developement & Peace
  • Climate Action Group

Hospitality Committee

  • Tea & Coffee Sunday
  • Welcoming Events

Volunteer Screening Committee

  • Volunteer Screening
  • Reference Checks
  • Volunteer Confidential Files


  • Seniors Group
  • Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Youth Group