Mass is at the center of all that we are and all that we do at the Newman Catholic. Students serve in all parts of the Mass. From singers to lectors, from ushers to Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and altar servers, Newman Catholic serve alongside the priests of Saint Patrick's to serve the students of Rutgers, NJIT, and Essex County who worship and pray at St. Patrick’s each week.
If you would like to get involved in any of these ministries, whether it’s one or all of them, please contact us! Thank you for being willing to serve the community!
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers help to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Training is held at the start of each semester.
Those serving in this ministry are called to proclaim the Word of God and the Prayers of the Faithful at Sunday Masses. The mission of those called to this ministry is to help members of the community enter into the power of the Word of God.
GREETER / USHER MINISTRY
Greeters/Ushers warmly welcome worshipers at the Sunday Masses. They provide assistance during Mass, greet students and visitors, and assist with collection. They also pass out worship aids and bulletins before Mass and assist worshipers as needed.
Sacristans support priests and the campus ministers by setting up all items required for Mass. They are responsible for returning all items to proper storage facilities following Mass.
ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY
Altar Servers assist at the altar at the Masses in accordance with the norms of the Church. In a very particular way they place themselves at the service of the priest during the liturgy.
Music greatly enhances the worship services and faith of our students. If you would like to share your musical gifts as a singer or instrumentalist with the Newman Catholic community please join us in this ministry!