Altar servers assist the priest at Mass both on weekdays and at the weekend Masses
To become an altar server you must have made your first communion. Both girls and boys can be altar servers. We train all our servers throughout the year.
You can sign up to be an altar server by contacting the ministry coordinator at the office (352) 588-3081 or by filling in the volunteer form at the bottom of this page. and we will contact you for training and mass times.
Extra Ordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Masses on Sundays and Holy Days as well as with Ashes on Ash Wednesday,
If you are interested in this ministry, please fill in the volunteer form, check the box EOMHC and we will get back yo you.
Then simply hit "Submit" and we will contact you about your desire to serve the community at St Anthony of Padua.
Lectors are called to proclaim the Word of God at Mass on Weekdays and Sundays.
If you would like to join this ministry at St Anthony's please complete the Volunteer form at the bottom of the page, choose option Lector, and we will contact you with details of how you can share your talents with our parish community.
Our Music Ministry consists of two choirs, who sing hymns and liturgical music for Sunday Masses and Holy Days throughout the year.
The Adult Choir rehearses every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Church.
The Children's Choir rehearses every Wednesday from 4 pm to 4:45 pm in the Church.
All are welcome to come! We would love to have you join us. Feel free to come to a rehearsal or fill in the volunteer form below, choose option Music, and we will get back to you.
Check out the Music Ministry page for more information
Our sacristans are a vital part of our liturgical committee. They prepare the church for daily and weekend masses, keep us stocked with the supplies that are needed for all our liturgies, and keep our sacred vessels in beautiful condition. They are also the ones who help us get ready for funerals, weddings, and special liturgies that we celebrate throughout the year. Please prayerfully consider giving of your time as either a weekday or a weekend sacristan, or perhaps as a substitute sacristan to help when needed. Please fill out the contact form below or call the office at (352) 588-3081 or fill out the volunteer form and choose option sacristan
Ushers are an important part of our Sunday Liturgies. They not only help people feel welcome and find a place to sit, but are also the first line of contact for visitors and new members. Ushers also help by taking up the collection, making sure that a family is found to bring the gifts forward at the offertory, and maintaining flow of people coming forward to receive Holy Communion.
If interested, please fill in the volunteer form by clicking below, choose option usher and we will contact you about how you can help us in this important ministry.