If you would like to serve in any of the following ministries, please contact the rectory.
Acolytes serve at Mass on Sundays and weekdays. A brief training course is required by the Archdiocese for this ministry, which will be provided for you at St. Stephen. No previous experience is required.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priests in the distribution of holy communion on Sundays and weekdays. They also bring communion to the sick and homebound, and some help the chaplain at George Washington Hospital. There is a training session to prepare for this ministry, and the Archdiocese requires certification for performing this ministry.
Readers or Lectors read the scripture selections during the Liturgy of the Word on weekdays and Sundays. They also read the Intercessions when they are not sung by the choir. There is a training program during which lectors must demonstrate that they can read clearly.
Ushers provide a ministry of hospitality. They greet people before Mass, take up the collection, help to provide order in the church, distribute the parish bulletin at the end of Mass, and assist members of the congregation in need.