Liturgical Ministry

To view weekend ministry schedules for all ministries, visit the ministry schedule log-in page. These schedules are password protected.

Altar Servers
Contact: Msgr. Stephan Moloney,, 614-451-4290 ext. 4

PSR and St. Andrew School students in the fifth grade and older are eligible to become Altar Servers.  Servers assist the celebrant at Saturday and Sunday Masses, Holy Day liturgies, funerals, weddings and other liturgies as needed. St. Andrew school students assist the celebrant at daily 8:30 a.m. Mass. Adult parishioners serve at the daily 6:30 a.m. Mass.

Fr. Ferguson will provide Altar Server training sessions for students interested in this ministry. Training usually happens in late Fall.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Contact: Dan Dowler (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

Confirmed parishioners, 16 years of age or older,  can assist in the distribution of Communion at Mass, to those who are homebound, and to those in nursing homes. Training is provided at St. Andrew twice a year.

Choir & Music Ministries
Contact: Philip Lortz, Music Director,, 451-1839

•Parish Choir provides music for the 9 a.m. Sunday Mass (September-June) in addition to other Holy Days and special occasions. Open to singers ages 18 years and older, rehearsals are typically held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. While music reading ability is helpful, it is not required to become a choir member. You must simply be able to match pitch, be available for rehearsals as well as liturgies, and have the desire to help others pray and praise God through music.

•Resurrection (Funeral) Choir serves the parish by singing for our parish funerals. This choir is a great option for those who enjoy singing and have some flexibility with their daytime (especially morning) schedules but are unable to make the full commitment of the Sunday choir. The choir rehearses in the choir loft, typically on the first Wednesday of the month (in the fall and spring) at 9:30 a.m. New members are always welcome to join us.

•Handbell and Chime Choir is a supplemental music ministry that rings music composed or arranged specifically for handbells. This choir may ring as its own ensemble or complement the full singing choir or a cantor. No previous handbell experience is needed, but a basic knowledge of music reading is helpful. This adult choir usually practices on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We are currently working on a student handbell choir. If you are interested in joining this choir, please contact Music Director Phil Lortz before attending a practice.

•Cantors play an important leadership role in our sung prayer by proclaiming the Word in the sung Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Cantors must be able to attend a variety of different Masses and learn new music fairly quickly. They must be confident singers and have a prayerful presence. Typically, these singers are selected by the music director from one of the parish choral groups listed above.

Contact: Cathy Covarrubias (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

Parishioners proclaim the Word through scripture readings at daily, Saturday, Sunday and Holy Day liturgies.

Liturgy Committee
Contact: Gary Pandora (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

The St. Andrew Liturgy Committee is comprised of appointed representatives from different aspects of liturgy, including Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Lectors, Ministers of Hospitality, Servers, Music, Art and Environment, and Clergy; along with two designated at-large members. The committee helps to provide input and oversight of all the liturgical functions, as well as communicate liturgical actions and beliefs to the parish. The committee meets monthly from September through May.

Liturgy Greeters
Contact: Kent Simmons (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

In the spirit of hospitality, St. Andrew Parish welcomes all to its worshipping community. Just as each of us will welcome a guest into our own home, St. Andrew warmly welcomes its members and guests. The Greeter Program is active at all weekend Masses.

Contact: Kent Simmons (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

Adult parishioners gather in the church vestibule to welcome and give assistance to parishioners and visitors, prior to and during liturgies to foster an atmosphere of hospitality.