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Tabernacle Extraordinary Ministers

Christians come together in one place for the Eucharistic assembly. . . All have their own active parts to play in the celebration, each in his own way: readers, those who bring up the offerings, those who give communion, and the whole people whose "Amen" manifests their participation. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1348)

Lectors, Altar Servers, and Eucharistic Ministers are called and come forth to serve the Body of Christ.



Are You Being Called to the Diaconate?

The Diocese is looking for men whoare interested in becoming Permanent Deacons. A new diaconate formation class is about to begin. Applications for that class will be accepted near the end of this summer; prior to applying, interested men must attend an Information Meeting. A General Information Meeting will beheld at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center in Piscataway on Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., and again on Saturday, April 9, at 10 a.m. If you are between the ages of 35 and 60, and you believe you are being called to this ministry, you, your wife and your pastor are cordially invited to attend one of these meetings.

If you have any questions, or wish to advise that you will attend, please contact the Diocesan DiaconateOffice at (732) 562-2457 or

Altar Servers Needed

Altar ServersAltar Servers are needed for all Masses – we welcome students in grade 3 and up who have made their First Communion to become a server.  Three short training sessions take place before being scheduled and new servers are always paired with veterans while they are learning.  Anyone who is interested should contact the Director of Religious Education at or see any priest or deacon after Mass.


Eucharistic Ministers

Contact: Deacon Rich O'Brien
Phone: 732-721-0199

Eucharistic Ministers are selected by the Pastor to assist the Priests/Deacons in distributing the Eucharistic elements to the faithful during the Liturgy. Additionally, volunteers will be asked to distribute the Eucharist to those hospitalized.


Contact: Deacon Rich O'Brien (info above) Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Mass, Evening Prayer, and other gatherings.

Lectors, if you are looking to review the Readings for your assigned Mass ahead of time, please visit the website of our Conference of Catholic Bishops. On the bottom right corner of the main page, there is a clickable calendar where you can find the Readings for the next few months. Please note that if you are looking for the Readings for the Saturday evening Mass, they are always those of the Sunday.