The word liturgy comes from the ancient Greek word leitourgia, which means "work of the people." In the spirit of the Second Vatican Council, the Church "earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in the liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy" (Sacrosanctum Concilium 14). Lay people, both women and men, may increase their participation in the liturgy by serving as liturgical ministers. There will be training for each of the following ministries during the first few weeks of each semester.
- Lectors (Readers)
- Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (Eucharistic Ministers)
- Chapel Greeters
- Music Ministry