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Muhlenberg College Roman Catholic Campus Ministry

Volunteering Opportunities

Romans 12:4–6    ...we, though many, are one body...

4 For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function,

5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.

6 Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them.

Music Ministry

The music ministry encourages the congregation's "full, conscious and active participation" in the liturgical life of the church, especially as it pertains to music. We work to create a holy environment in which all recognize the real presence of Christ, in the proclamation of the Word, and in the Eucharist. Music aids in the spiritual life of the faithful and can foster a spirit of reverence.

Our music ministry invites all members of the congregation to bring their musical gifts to the faith community. Our opportunities include:

  • A choir that participates at each Mass
  • Occasional solo opportunities for hymns of reflection and Marian adoration
  • Instrumentalists to accompany our choir
  • Classical Pianist, as this is the primary instrumental voice of the choir

We invite you to join this vibrant and exciting part of our campus ministry. For more information, contact Mrs. Lisa Koons, Director of Catholic Music Ministry.

Lector at Mass

A lector is the person who proclaims the first or second reading at Mass. This person also may lead the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass. Please contact Father Krivak if you are interested in lectoring at Mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The ministry of extraordinary ministers of the Holy Eucharist is open to both religious and lay men and women, eighteen years of age or older.

General Instruction for the Roman Missal

162. The priest may be assisted in the distribution of Communion by other priests who happen to be present. If such priests are not present and there is a very large number of communicants, the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, e.g., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the priest may depute suitable faithful for this single occasion. These ministers should not approach the altar before the priest has received Communion, and they are always to receive from the hands of the priest celebrant the vessel containing either species of the Most Holy Eucharist for distribution to the faithful.

Please contact Father Krivak if you are interested learning how to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.

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