Liturgical Ministries

There are many ways that you can serve in liturgies at

Saint Francis Xavier!

Molly Knerl

Director of Liturgy

Phone:                             205-803-5417

Altar Servers

Boys and girls, 3rd Grade and above who have received their First Communion, assist the priest at the altar during Mass. For more information contact Molly Knerl at (205) 803-5417 or by email at

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Parishioners assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist during Mass. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the Directory of Liturgy, Molly Knerl by email at 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 at  or by phone at (205) 803-5417 for more information.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children's Liturgy of the Word is for our children, ages 5-9, to meet together during Mass for their own time to reflect on our Sunday Mass readings. Catechists help to explain the Scripture stories using age-appropriate language and presentations. We hope that you will join us on Sunday at the 8:30 am or 11 am Masses during the school year. 

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Greeters & Ushers

Greeters and ushers welcome and assist Mass attendees. Ushers also take up the collection, help people move comfortably in procession to receive Holy Communion, and distribute bulletins after Mass. To volunteer, contact the Director of Liturgy, Molly Knerl by email at 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.

Flower Guild

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.

Wedding Coordinators

The Wedding Coordinators are a group of parishioners who meet with engaged couples assisting and facilitating all details surrounding their marriage ceremony.

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Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday


2 Xavier Circle

Birmingham, AL 35213