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Liturgical Ministries at Viterbo University

 Student and staff talents are needed to make the Roman Catholic Liturgy a beautiful and real celebration for the people of God. There are opportunities for everyone to participate.


The sacristan is responsible for preparing the chapel for Mass. Their responsibilities include but are not limited to: lighting candles, preparing chalices, patens, books, turning on lights, setting the books, finding gift bearers and ensuring all other mass participants are present and all spots are filled if someone does not show up. The sacristan works closely with Father to ensure that he has all he needs as well. 


The lector is responsible for proclaiming the Word of God to the congregation at the Mass. The lector needs to ensure that they have looked at the readings beforehand to ensure that there are no questions or concerns about what they will be proclaiming.

St. Francis Choir

The St. Francis Choir is the featured choir at the San Damiano Chapel for Sunday Liturgies, Feast Days and other celebrations. The choir also performs for Viterbo and community functions. This is a volunteer group, requiring no audition. All ages and abilities are welcome to join the St. Francis Choir. Rehearsals are an hour before both masses on Sundays, and all other rehearsals will be determined by the director.


Cantors at San Damiano are responsible for leading the Responsorial Psalm at Mass 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

The Eucharistic Minister is responsible for helping to distribute the precious body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. The EM is crucial in helping to ensure that everyone who is able and in a state of grace receives Jesus.

Hospitality Ministers

The greeter is responsible for being the first face the congregation will see when entering the chapel. The greeter is asked to be warm and welcoming to all who enter. A smile and a good morning are strongly encouraged for all.

San Damiano Chapel is open from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. each weekday for quiet time, prayer, reflection, etc.

If any student is interested in any of the mentioned above, please contact Emilio Alvarez at