Readers, Sacristans, Ushers/Greeters

Readers

Our Readers are a dedicated group of parishioners whose love of Scripture is reflected in their ministry of
proclaiming the Word of God.  The ministry of the Reader is: To proclaim the readings from Scripture, with the
exception of the Gospel; to announce the intentions for the General Intercessions; and in the absence of a psalmist,
to read the Responsorial Psalm between the first and second readings. This ministry is open to women and men
aged sixteen and above, who have been fully initiated. They should be practicing Catholics, in good standing with the 
parish community and possess a love of the Scriptures.

Sacristans

Men or women set the altar for daily, weekend, funeral and special liturgies.
The Sacristan shows a great love for the Mass and reverence for all the vessels that are used for its celebration.
Good organizational skills are needed. Training required.

Ushers

St. Anthony the Abbot’s Usher Ministry is made up of parishioners who serve the Church Community, both before
and after Mass. We seek to create a welcoming, warm, friendly and hospitable atmosphere which helps to instill
reverence  for the presence of Christ in our Community at Mass. The Usher Ministry is here to help all
parishioners, especially those who need special care or attention. Our Ministry is open to men, women, families,
and teens who personally take on the  responsibility of service to our Parish family.


Please contact the Parish Office for more information about these ministries at (352)796-2096, or e-mail parishoffice@stantchurch.org.
Liturgical Ministry Schedule