Boys and girls, 3rd Grade and above who have received their First Communion, assist the priest around the altar during Mass. Altar servers are honored annually in a recognition breakfast hosted by the Knights of Columbus in May. For more information contact Molly Knerl at (205) 803-5417 or by email through our Contact page.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Men and women assist the priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus during Mass. If you are interested in serving the parish in this capacity, please contact the Directory of Liturgy, Molly Knerl by email though our Contact page or by phone at (205) 803-5417.
Men, women and confirmed teens share in this ministry as they proclaim the Scriptures at Mass during the Liturgy of the Word. Please contact the Directory of Liturgy, Molly Knerl by email though our Contact page or by phone at (205) 803-5417. for more information.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Children's Liturgy of the Word is a special time for our children, ages 5-9, to meet together during Mass for their own time to reflect on our Sunday Mass readings. Catechists working with our boys and girls help to explain the Scripture stories using age-appropriate language and presentations. We hope that you will join us on Sunday at either the 8:30 or 11 AM Mass. If you are interested in learning more about Children's Liturgy of the Word or in volunteering, please write to Teresa Tucker.
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church abides by the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama Youth Protection Program. For more information and links, click here.
Greeters and Ushers
Greeters and ushers are ministers of hospitality who welcome and assist Mass attendees as needed. Ushers also take up the collection, help people move comfortably in procession to receive Holy Communion, and distribute weekly bulletins after Mass. To volunteer, contact the Director of Liturgy, Molly Knerl by email though our Contact page or by phone at (205) 803-5417.
Sacristans are dedicated parishioners who take care of the sacred vessels. For more information, please contact Marianne Sharbel at (205) 879-8188.
The Flower Guild is comprised of parishioners whose talents for floral arranging are shared with -- and enjoyed by -- the congregation. For more information, please contact Marianne Sharbel at (205) 879-8188.
The Wedding Coordinators are a group of parishioners who meet with engaged couples assisting and facilitating all details surrounding their marriage ceremony.
For more information about this or any other Liturgical Ministry, please contact Molly Knerl by email though our Contact page or by phone at (205) 803-5417.