Liturgical Minister Information


Are you interested in participating in a liturgical ministry at Mass?

If you are a registered parishioner interested in serving as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister at Mass, Eucharistic Minister to the sick and homebound, usher and/or Sacristan, please complete this Application for Liturgical Ministers, check the ministry(ies) applicable to you and return it to the parish office.  After Father McDonald has approved your application, a copy will be forwarded to the ministry leader and you will be contacted for training.

For the ministry to the sick and homebound, ushers and sacristan: You will be contacted by Genie O'Shesky for additional forms and will be trained once this additional part has been completed.

If you are interested in serving as Altar Server, have completed third grade and received First Communion, please contact Catherine Combier-Donovan for the next available training session and complete this Altar Server Information Form.

After the training/installation, the ministry leader will contact the parish office to add you to the ministry schedule as listed on your application.  Please see below for details on scheduling and ministry schedules. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the parish office at (803) 788 - 0811.



Great news!

We have switched to a new scheduling software called Ministry Schedule Pro (MSP).  All current ministers/volunteers should have received an invitation email on 6/23/2023 with a link, your user name and password as well as your assigned dates. It also includes a brief video and a guide about the basic functions of this program.

Here is a printable guide.

By using the ministry scheduling app available online, you can now....

... update your preferences for email, phone, Mass times at anytime. (Note: This is not linked to our parish database, contact us separately to update).

.... enter dates you are not available serve.

... request a sub by clicking on that assigned date. 

... volunteer for an open position (different shade than your assignment) by clicking on the date and click on volunteer.

Trouble getting started or have questions, contact Trudy at 803.788.3252 extension 324 or info@sjnchurch.com.

A listing by NAME is no longer available.


General Reminders:

  • Contact listing to arrange for substitutes is not available online – see latest email/mailing.
  • Notify office of preference changes or if no longer able to serve.
  • If you are scheduled every week but wish to limit the number of assignments, notify office to adjust preferences.
  • Arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to start of Mass and check in with sacristan.
  • Notify office of any dates (start & end) when not available to serve for the next ministry schedule. Late submissions will not be considered.

The smooth flow of the Liturgy and the people’s ability to pray truly hinges on your service!


Dress Code Reminder:

Those of us who have a special place in the leading of our parish worship, also have a special duty to see that our personal dress and conduct enhance, not hinder, our public parish worship of God.  In other words, by exercising common courtesy and simple good taste, we can set a fine example for the entire congregation.  God will be truly worshipped and His people made one united community.

The smooth flow of the Liturgy and the people’s ability to pray truly hinges on your service!