Liturgical Ministries

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1Peter 4:10


Liturgical ministry is a great opportunity to fulfill your baptismal call of service to one another. Whether participation is through “behind the scenes” planning such as preparing the environment or through a public role of service within the Mass, from lectors who proclaim the word, to extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, to ushers who offer hospitality.  Our parishioner volunteers help our liturgies be truly life-giving celebrations.

Per Diocese of Orlando policies, our volunteers must obtain Safe Environment clearance and fingerprinting through the Diocese of Orlando every five years. For more information on this process, click HERE.

We invite you to take part in this great mission of fulfilling your baptismal call of service with others. Click the link to download the Liturgical Application or contact the parish office for more information.  




Altar Server Ministry at Holy Redeemer Parish aims to enrich our children with true knowledge, deep appreciation and active participation in our Catholic Faith. Serving at the altar is not only a great privilege; it is also the source of great blessings.

At Holy Redeemer, Altar Servers start as early as 3rd Grade. This honor and privilege is being offered to both boys and girls who have been baptized, received their First Holy Communion, and attend Mass regularly. We give them hands-on training and allow them to shadow for the first few times until they build confidence and want to begin serving.

We appreciate all the effort that our Altar Servers put into the ministry and hope that they continue their charitable service as they grow and mature in faith to other ministries.

If you are interested in your child joining the altar server ministry, sign them up HERE or for more information, contact the parish office at 407-847-2500.








Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) at Holy Redeemer are men and women, fully initiated into the Catholic faith, and who have discerned a particular call to assist the priest in distributing the precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at Mass.  Our EMHC’s express a deep love of our Eucharistic Lord and perform all responsibilities with respect and dignity. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can also serve as Ministers to the Sick (MTS) and as sacristans. 

Each EMHC must attend an EMHC formation workshop, and obtain Safe Environment clearance and fingerprinting through the Diocese of Orlando. For upcoming Diocesan workshops, click HERE.

For more information, contact the parish office at 407-847-2500.


The Ministry to the Sick is dedicated to the service of the sick and homebound, assuring that they can participate in the experience of the Holy Eucharist when they are unable to attend Mass due to illness. The ministers remind them that they are part of the Holy Redeemer community and that our community is praying for them.

As ministers of the Holy Eucharist to the home-bound, one is to bring Jesus to the person through love, Eucharist, Scripture, prayer, and emotional and spiritual support.

The MTS are adult parishioners who have discerned Jesus’ call in their hearts to visit the home-bound (in hospitals, nursing homes, or residences), to bring them comfort, compassion, and healing, through the reception of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

To serve in Ministry to the Sick, you must complete a EMHC formation workshop, and obtain Safe Environment clearance and fingerprinting through the Diocese of Orlando. For upcoming Diocesan workshops, click HERE.

We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in joining, or if you would like more information, please contact the parish office at 407-847-2500.








The term Sacristan comes from the Latin word, sacer, which means sacred.  Sacristans are often behind the scene prayerful and devoted volunteers that are charged with the care of the sacristy, especially in the preparation of the vessels before and after masses. Sacristans are crucial to ensuring vessels are prepared for the Liturgy of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Word, therefore, enhancing the quality of our daily liturgical celebrations.  Sacristans must be trained as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and be able to move around the church as quickly as needed to assist the presider with whatever details he needs to be done.


Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers) are the face of Holy Redeemer as they welcome all who come to the celebration of Mass. Ushers act as greeters and provide a spirit of hospitality to all and care for each member of the community with patience, reverence, sensitivity, and compassion, embracing the core value of family. During the Mass, ushers work in the background to assure the smooth flow of the mass by taking up the collection and orchestrating a safe and orderly flow for communion. Then after Mass, they hand out the weekly Bulletins and stay around to make sure the church is ready for the next service. To join this ministry you must obtain Safe Environment clearance and fingerprinting through the Diocese of Orlando. If you are a people person and like to share your smile to make others feel welcome, this is the ministry for you! 








Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms. -Psalm 95:1-2

The Music Ministry is open to all Holy Redeemer parishioners. It is composed of musicians and choir members who have the desire to sing and worship the Lord. The Music Ministry provides an avenue through which individuals may share their gifts and be an integral part of the worship.

The Music Ministry brings richness to the Mass by supporting and encouraging the active participation of all assembled through song and response. Music, a joyful form of prayer, gives glory to God and assists the parishioners of Holy Redeemer to experience God through the power and beauty of sacred song. This ministry provides musical direction and brings together parishioners who share the same passion for music. We invite you to share God’s good gift of music with others by joining our music ministry!


Lectors are lay men and women who are trained to proclaim the Sacred Scriptures at Mass. Lectors strive to live the Catholic Faith in spirit and in truth. Regular Mass attendance, daily prayer (especially meditation on the Scriptures and Eucharistic Adoration), regular Confession, and participation in faith formation and the life of the parish are key. To proclaim the Word of God in a compelling and powerful manner, lectors should heed the Lord’s invitation to ongoing conversion and friendship with Him.


The Arts and Environment Ministry is called to serve the parish in preparing an environment for worship that will mediate the presence of God. The liturgical appointments and decorations help us celebrate the liturgical seasons of the church. Their careful attention to detail ensures that our worship space is always beautiful and appropriately decorated for each liturgy and special celebration. They have a knowledge and understanding of the sacraments, rites, liturgical seasons, feasts and the devotional life of the church.