The role of lay ministers

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Many thanks for your guidance and expertise.  Our parish is fortunate to have many volunteers to assist as a sacristan, lector, EMHC, musicians and the like.  There are times when one individual insists on taking on multiple roles at Mass.  What document can I use to reference that explains the role of lay ministers in the liturgy and supports that a lay minister should have one role during a specific liturgy?


A: The USCCB cites GIRM 91 here:,of%20service%20at%20Mass%2C%20it