The Diocese of Des Moines

Liturgical Ministries


To celebrate liturgy well, participation is necessary from the congregation. We are all called to “full and active” participation in the Mass.


Also needed are people sharing their gifts and talents. Music ministry includes both those who sing and those who play instruments. Lectors are needed who can project their voice slowly as they share the Word of God. Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist are needed to assist the priest distribute Communion to a large crowd. 


Please continue checking back here for resources, workshops, guidelines and more for those who assist in making liturgy a meaningful and prayerful experience.


For more information or to have questions answered about liturgy, please contact the diocesan Office for Worship.