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Liturgical Ministries


Lectors proclaim the Word of God to the gathered community.  Through preparation and study of scripture, lectors help facilitate "active listening" to the Word. Training takes place at the beginning of each semester.


Lay ministers help with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.  All "EMs" are commissioned for service to the UD community for the duration of their studies here. A short training session is held at the beginning of each semester.

Training for Lectors/Readers and Eucharistic Ministers

  • TBD, around 10pm (after 9pm mass), Stuart Res Hall Chapel
  • TBD, around 10pm (after 9pm mass), Marycrest Res Hall Chapel
  • TBD, around 10pm (after 9pm mass), Marianist Res Hall Chapel
  • TBD, around 8pm (after the 7pm mass) in the McGinnis Room in the Adele Center


Mass Coordinators (MCs) facilitate the prayer of the community by scheduling, coordinating, recruiting, and mentoring liturgical ministers.  They assist with preparing the needed materials, books, and supplies for liturgy.  They grow in their own spirituality through weekly preparation sessions and faith-sharing.  This is an ideal role for students who have been active liturgical ministers in their parishes and high schools. If interested in learning more about becoming an MC, please contact Scott Paeplow.


Servers assist the presider, bearing candles and the cross in procession, and fulfilling other roles in the liturgy.

  • Training will be held in September around 1:00pm (after the Noon Mass) in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception (Main Chapel) or by appointment.


UD celebrates one bilingual Mass each semester or more and incorporates the Spanish language into other Masses on special occasions. Therefore, native Spanish speakers (or students with a strong interest or fluency in Spanish) are needed to prepare and minister at these Masses. Please contact Scott Paeplow.


Singers and instrumentalists lead the sung prayer of the assembly at our campus liturgies.  UD's UnderGraduate Music Ministry (UGMM) program prepares students for leadership roles in music ministry.  Visit our Music Ministry page for more information about UD Music Ministry, or contact Scott Paeplow at 937.229.2052.

For more information, please contact:
Katie Mathews

Campus Minister for Liturgy and Sacraments

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Scott Paeplow

Campus Minister for Liturgical Music

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Campus Ministry

Liberty Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408