Lectors are entrusted with the work of proclaiming the Sacred Scripture to those assembled at the Sunday Eucharist. Lectors also raise the community’s prayer to God by leading the Prayer of the Faithful. Individuals interested in this ministry must possess the ability to proclaim the sacred texts intelligibly and comfortably. They must also possess the desire to share the Word with others as well as a willingness to grow in understanding of the scriptures. For more information about this ministry, please email the Shrine.
Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion assist with the distribution of the Lord’s Body and Blood at Mass. For more information about this ministry, please email the Shrine.
Our Shrine altar servers are children (grade 4 and above), and on special occasion, adults who assist the priest in the Sunday celebration of the liturgy, as well as on holy days. Altar servers carry the cross and candles in procession; they hold the Missal for the celebrant; they help prepare the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist, and they help receive the gifts of bread and wine. Altar servers must be able to take direction, they should be able to anticipate what needs to happen in the liturgy, and they need to be able to act in a dignified manner. For more information about this ministry, please email the Shrine.
Donate your unused hotel soap and shampoo.
Help the homeless while you travel. The Shrine is collecting any unused hotel soap and shampoo. Donations benefit several shelters in the Boston area. A donation basket is located in the vestibule of the Shrine.