Liturgical Ministers

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion


Dear Liturgical Ministers (Sacristans, Lectors, EME’s, Ushers, and Altar Servers),

EME’s, Ushers, and Altar Servers will no longer be scheduled.  We will simply expect you to go into the EME sacristy and see if you are needed to serve the Mass you are attending.  Sign up on the sign-up page.  Lectors and Sacristans will continue to be scheduled. Please let me or Deacon Harold know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your ministry here at OLV.

In Christ,  Fr. Gregg

Liturgical Ministers consist of volunteers who are trained and committed to the Eucharistic Presence and are mandated by the archbishop.  They assist the pastor in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ in a reverent manner at Mass.  They are also trained to take communion to the sick, hospitalized and homebound.  Please contact Deacon Harold at 970.686.5084 x104 or for information regarding distribution at the Mass.

Ministry of the Word

The reader ministry is for anyone who feels called to be a part of the Liturgy of the Word by proclaiming the Sunday Scripture readings at the weekend Mass.  It is a wonderful way to enrich your love of the Word and to share it with others.  Training sessions begin in October through November.  Please contact Chris Rael at 970.674.5395 or


Welcomes and assists people arriving to celebrate Mass, collects offertory during Mass, and distributes the weekly bulletin after Mass.  Please contact the parish office if interested.


Altar Server
(4th grade and up)

This ministry is for children in the 4th grade and older, who have received their First Communion and are trained to assist the Celebrant before and during the Eucharistic celebration.  For information contact Deacon John Riviera at 686-2592 or