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Campus Ministry offers several opportunities for student involvement in the liturgy as student ministers. Some examples include:

  • Eucharistic Ministers (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion)
  • Lectors (includes Readers of Petitions)
  • Sacristans/Mass Coordinators
  • Liturgy Committee Members
  • Altar Servers

Eucharistic Ministers must be confirmed members of the Roman Catholic or Byzantine Church (or other Catholic Church in communion with Rome).

Lectors include those who read the petitions at Mass. Readers must be baptized Christians.

If you are interested in pursuing any of these ministry opportunities sign up below or contact Kathleen Sardon, coordinator of liturgy, or by phone at 216.397.4766.

Please sign up to assist at our JCU liturgies. You will be contacted about training.

The Department of Liturgical Music and Musical Arts sponsors worship services, recitals, and liturgical music groups for weekly Mass and special events. Music is provided at the 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday Mass through student participation in song and instrumental music. We invite you to consider participation.

The Chapel Ensemble

This vocal/instrumental group is composed of students provides music for Sunday liturgies. Often the Chapel Ensemble also is present at special liturgies such as the Mass of the Holy Spirit.  No audition is required. The Chapel Ensemble for the 9 pm Mass may also be taken for academic credit. This Ensemble rehearses each Sunday in the Saint Francis Chapel at 8 p.m. and sing the Mass directly following the rehearsal at 9 p.m. All are welcome!


This vocal/instrumental group is composed of students, faculty, and staff. It rehearses on a regular basis and often provides music for Sunday liturgies. In addition, it works with special liturgies such as the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Homecoming and Family Weekend Mass, Christmas Carroll Eve Mass, and Baccalaureate Mass, as well as for special prayer experiences. 

Please contact Cynthia Caporella, Ph.D., or visit the Liturgical Music and Musical Arts website for more information about opportunities to use your gifts of song and music at John Carroll.