Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers

For boys and girls from fourth grade up who have received First Communion are able and encouraged to assist at the Mass as Altar Servers for Sundays and Holy Days. Please contact Deacon Jim Shea at 650-218-6351.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Ministers are trained to handle with reverence the consecrated body and precious blood for distribution during Mass. They usually serve 1-3 times a month at Masses of their choice. For more information please contact Stanley and Harriet Ross at the office at (530) 271-0413.


Greeters welcome parishioners attending Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses. If you like to share your smile and warm greetings, then this ministry is for you! Please contact Connie Henderson at (530) 273-9787.

Holy Communion to the Sick

Interested in serving our sick brothers and sisters? Ministers to the Sick bring Holy Communion to Catholics in hospitals, convalescent homes, retirement centers, and private homes. For more information how you can minister to your fellow Catholics and exercise one of the corporal works of mercy, contact Dennis Babson at the office at (530) 273-2025.


Lectors proclaim the first and second Scriptural texts for each Sunday and Holy Day. Commentators warmly greet the assembly and prepare them for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. In the absence of a deacon, they also lead the Prayers of the Faithful. For more information please contact Gere Welden (530) 432-4952 or Susie Fatheree (Scheduler) at the office at (530) 477-1705.


Ushers assist the parishioners at each Sunday Mass and any church function that requires their assistance. If you would like to join the ministry of ushers, please contact Larry Giammona at (530) 273-9181.

Music Ministry

Adult Choirs sing at the 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 am masses on Sunday and at other liturgical celebrations as needed. A children’s choir and a teen/young adult choir sing once a month at the 9 and 11 am masses.

Rehearsals meet in the church; Tuesdays at 6 pm ( 7:30 am mass choir), Fridays at 5 pm (9 and 11 am choirs). Children’s choir rehearsal is Wednesdays at 4 pm in the music room at Mt. Saint Mary’s school. The children’s choir is open to all children who are able to read. The youth choir rehearsal is after 11 am mass two Sundays a month.

All who are interested in singing are welcome, join us for a rehearsal to try it out! Being able to read music is not required. Contact Colleen Deneen, Director, at (530) 559-5507.

Ministry of the Altar

The Ministry of the Altar manages the linens for the altar, credence, and ambo tables. They also provide fresh flowers as well as setup, create and change banners and frontals to reflect Liturgical Calendar and special masses. They also change and order candles. If you would like to be part of this important ministry, please contact the office at (530) 273-2347.

Family Mass

Parents of Faith Formation and Mt. St. Mary’s help one Sunday a month at the Family Mass where the children and families participate as lectors, greeters and choir. Experience is not required and training and practice are provided.

Spanish Mass

Mass is celebrated in Spanish Saturdays at 6:30pm. Liturgical ministers serve as lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, ushers, and altar servers. For more information please contact Jesus Betancourt at (530) 273-2336, Ext 207.