Liturgical Ministries

Holy Week & Triduum: Ways to Help

Our Triduum celebration is the highest point of the liturgical year. On Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil/Sunday there are over 250 opportunities for volunteer participation. Ee need YOUR help:

1. To prepare the environment: Tidying up the books in the pews, ironing, placing plants in pots and carrying them into the church, moving furniture, sweeping floors and dusting corners, placing towels in baskets, and other similar tasks.

  • Saturday, April 12 at 9:30 AM for Palm Sunday
  • After the Holy Thursday Mass to prepare for Good Friday
  • After the Good Friday liturgy to prepare for Holy Saturday
  • Saturday, April 19 at 10:15 AM after Morning Prayer to prepare for Easter

2. To help with Liturgical Roles
Cross bearer, gift bearer, usher, greeter, or Gospel Book bearer at Mass, or as a reader during Adoration on Holy Thursday night.

If you can help with any of the above, please sign up after Mass in the Ministry Sign-Up book in the gathering space at the back of the church or contact Mary Ryan at or 978 263-4305 x35. 



Music has an integral role in the liturgies at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish. Singers and instrumentalists support the full participation of the gathered assembly.

The Members of the 5pm Saturday and 10:30 Sunday Music Ministry choirs lead sung prayer for the 5 pm Saturday Mass and the 10:30 Sunday Mass. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9 p.m. preparing various styles of music for the weekend Masses and for holy days.

The Youth Choir (grades 7 – 12) provides music at the 5:00 pm Mass on the first Sunday of the month during October – May. Rehearsals are on 3 Thursday evenings a month. Once a month, the group gathers for Pizza, Prayer and Practice. They share pizza, discuss the scriptures of the upcoming Sunday Mass, and plan the music for Mass.

The Children's Choir (grades 2 – 6) sings at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass one Sunday a month, on Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions. Rehearsals are held Thursdays from 5:45 – 6:30 pm in the Parish Center Hall. The choir celebrates monthly birthday parties and enjoys pizza parties during the Christmas Season and at the end of the year.

Cantors and Instrumentalists are always needed. Individual rehearsals are scheduled with the Director of Music.

For more information email Andrea Goodrich, Music Director, or call her at 978-263-4305, ext. 12, or see her after Mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are members of our parish who are invited by the pastor to be trained and formally commissioned to serve our parish community by ministering the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and sometimes to the sick or dying.

To volunteer or learn more, please contact the parish office.


Lectors proclaim the Word of God at daily, weekend, and Holy Days Masses. Both adults and confirmed high school youth are welcome, and training is available periodically. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a lector, please email Andrea Goodrich or call 978-263-4305, ext. 12

Ministers of Hospitality

Greeters and ushers offer hospitality at Mass, Funeral Rites, and other liturgical celebrations. They welcome the assembly, give directions and answer questions as needed, and offer assistance to anyone with special needs. They also help with the collection of offerings at weekend liturgies.

To volunteer or learn more, please email Mary Ryan or call 978-263-4305 x 35.

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Liturgy of the Word for Children is celebrated for children in grades kindergarten through grade 6 at the 10:30 Masses 2 or 3 times a month from September through June. Children hear the Scriptures proclaimed from the Children's Lectionary, sing psalms and acclamations and engage in interactive discussions about the Scriptures of the day. Many volunteers are needed to keep this program vibrant. Leaders are needed to lead the service and to break open God's Word for the children. Coordinators set up the worship space. Readers proclaim the Word of God. Musicians lead the Responsorial Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Shepherds assist in the care and safety of our young people. Adults and high school students are welcome to volunteer. Email Andrea Goodrich or call 978-263-4305, ext. 12

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