Liturgical Ministers

All are welcome to be involved in serving at the Table of Worship!

Click here for the Ministry Schedule.

Learn more about the ministries and share your talents with the community of St. Margaret Mary. Each ministry group has a coordinator who schedules and assists with the formation of ministries. To join a ministry or for further information, contact Mary Murphy, Director of Music and Liturgy at or 724-335-2336.

Click here for the mass preference questionnaire for Liturgical Ministers.



Lectors are the ministers of the Word, responsible for proclaiming the first and second readings, introducing hymns, and reading the petitions and announcements during liturgies. Training sessions are held throughout the year. Each reader is given a workbook, which includes the year's scripture readings and explains effective reading techniques. New readers are welcome at any time and are scheduled approximately once a month. The Center for Liturgy Sunday (


Altar Servers

These people serve the parish community by assisting at weekend and weekday liturgies. Training is held yearly for youth, grades 3 and above, who serve at weekend liturgies and on an as needed basis for adults who serve at daily Mass.



Greeters serve as a model for all as they offer hospitality and a warm welcome to all who come to worship at SMM parish. They are scheduled to serve at weekend liturgies and special services. New greeters are welcome at any time.



Ushers are ministers of hospitality. These men and women assist the Assembly by helping people find seats, taking up the collection, directing the flow of people during communion and distributing the parish bulletins as people leave at the end of Mass. In general, they are concerned about the good order and comfort of the Assembly and are serving signs of God's presence among us.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)  distribute the Holy Eucharist during parish liturgies.  All ministers are commissioned and participate in formation and training prior to serving.  An annual formation and recommissioning is required.

Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound bring the Holy Eucharist to people living in nursing homes and to people who cannot  leave their homes. This is a wonderful ministry to the sick and infirm.   (Re)Commissioning, formation and training are required annually and prior to serving.

Click here for the Procedures for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC’s) February 2018, revised.


Art and Environment

The Art and Environment team assists with adding beauty and solemnity to the church environment during various liturgical seasons.