Liturgical Ministry

Liturgical ministers are trained helpers that enrich our Liturgies.  For more information on volunteering contact Fr. Lewis Hejna at the parish offices (417) 831-3565 ext. 102.

Altar Servers

Boys and girls of the parish (fourth grade and older) assist the priest at Mass and other liturgical celebrations in the parish. Training provided.

Altar Society/Sacristans

Volunteers who maintain the sacred vessels, vestments and altar linens. Duties include maintaining inventories of hosts and wine for altar use. They supervise plant and flower care, candles and decorations for the liturgical year.

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

Assist the priests with distribution of Holy Communion during parish liturgies. Opportunities open for taking Holy Communion to the homebound, nursing homes and hospitals. Training is provided, contact Sr. Elizabeth Ann, 417-831-3565 ext. 103.


Proclaim the Word of God and sacred scripture at parish liturgical celebrations. Training provided.


Men, women and high school youth welcome parishioners attending weekend Masses and help with seating and collections