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8 Calvert St.
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: 607-753-6737
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Liturgical Ministries

Music Ministry

Music Ministers Music Ministers with Instruments

Make a joyful noise to the Lord all the earth;
break into song; sing praise.
Sing praise to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and melodious song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn
shout with joy to the King, the Lord.  Ps. 98, 4-6

Music is an important and inspiring part of our worship. O'Heron Newman Catholic Chapel is always looking for additional students to lead the singing or play an instrument at our masses. Student music ministers gather to rehearse an hour before mass time.  When possible, they participate in a mid week practice as well.


GreetersGreeters focus on the presence of Christ in the liturgical assembly as they welcome worshipers at the door. This ministry is truly one of hospitality. Greeters follow the example of jesus, transforming strangers into welcome guests. Students who would like to serve as greeters should contact Shawn Allen to schedule a short training session and explanation of the Guidelines for Greeters.



Rachel LectorMatt LectorLectors proclaim the Word of God at liturgy. Through them God speaks to us today. SUNY Cortland students are encouraged to be trained and serve as lectors at O'Heron Newman Catholic Chapel. The duties of lectors are contained in the Guidelines for Lectors. To make an appointment to be trained for this ministry, contact Shawn Allen.


Ministers of Communion

Student Minister of CommunionSpecial ministers of communion are laypersons who nourish their brothers and sisters with the body and blood of Christ. Catholic students who have received the three sacraments of initiation: baptism, confirmation and first communion are trained for this ministsry at O'Heron Newman Catholic chapel. If you would like to serve as a special minister of communion, contact Shawn Allen to schedule a time for training and explanation of the Guidelines for Special Ministers of Communion.