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Student Liturgical Ministry

Student Liturgical Ministries

student eucharistic ministers

Lift your voice and sing! Or read … or broadcast … or welcome … No matter your gift or interest, there is a way for you to live it out in our Fordham liturgies. Enrich our community worship by praying with us and by serving as a liturgical minister.

Altar Servers

Altar servers play an indispensable role in the Mass and work closely as a team to assist the presider and and set up for the celebration of the Eucharist.

group of altar servers at Mass

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers share the love of God by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at communion.

Eucharistic Minister

 

Hospitality Ministers

Hospitality Ministers welcome the assembly and make everyone who enters the Church feel like a valued part of our community.

Students welcoming people to the University Church

 

Lectors

Lectors make God known by proclaiming the scripture readings and leading the assembly in prayer.

Student lecturing at outdoor Mass

 

Media Ministers

Media Ministers run web and radio broadcasts, extending our community to include those who are isolated or who can’t make it to Church.

Sacristans

Sacristans assume responsibility and serve with confidence by setting up for our Sunday and daily Masses.

Altar Server at Mass of the Holy Spirit

 

Student Leadership is what makes worship at Fordham dynamic and meaningful. Student liturgical coordinators, liturgy board leaders, and the Baccalaureate Committee are involved in planning and coordinating Masses, and supporting and helping their peers.

Student Liturgical Coordinators

Student Liturgical Coordinators ensure that Mass flows smoothly, giving instruction and guidance to liturgical ministers. SLCs are leaders who empower ministers to do their jobs easily and with confidence. They also model reverence, prayerfulness, and maturity for the other ministers. Student liturgical ministers can apply to be Student Liturgical Coordinators after one year of service. 

Liturgy Board

Representatives from each ministry, including music ministers, work together to train and support liturgical ministers. Board members plan and evaluate liturgies, work actively to build community among ministers and Mass-goers, and serve as mentors for new ministers. You can apply after one year of service.

Student leaders on Zoom

 

Lectio Divina

Gather with your peers to reflect on upcoming Sunday readings and talk about how they connect to what’s on your mind - and provide valuable feedback to our presiders as they prepare student-centric homilies. Anyone is eligible to participate! 

Baccalaureate Committee

Seniors work together to plan the Baccalaureate Mass, including nominating a homilist, recommending readings, and selecting classmates to offer a welcome and a post-communion reflection. The work of the committee ensures that the Mass reflects the experience and hopes of the graduating class. 

Marriage Ministers

Marriage Ministers take a leadership role in facilitating weddings at the University Church, welcoming the couple and their families, and coordinating with bridal party and staff.

For more information on leadership opportunities or on getting involved as a liturgical minister, please contact Katie Anderson Kuo at kanderson26@fordham.edu