Liturgical Roles

Parish Choirs

“With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God.” (Colossians 3:16)

There are three Choirs in our Parish which draw on the extensive patrimony of Sacred Music to give glory to God and to raise the minds and hearts of the faithful in joyful praise in the liturgical seasons and celebrations throughout the year.


Johnstown Choir, made up of adult members, sings at the 11 am Sunday Mass.

  • Choir Director: Martina Deane.
  • Instrumentalist: Tom Kennedy.

To join the Choir or for further information, please contact the Parish Office.


Walterstown Choir, made up of adult members, sings at the 9.30 am Sunday Mass.

  • Choir Director: Eileen Murphy.

Walterstown Children’s Choir, sings at the 9:30 am Sunday Mass, on the first Sunday of every month, during the school year, and also at Christmas and Holy Week.

  • Choir Director: Eileen Murphy.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

“He … blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds.” (Matthew 14:19)

The Extraordinary Minister is a baptized adult member of the Parish community, who is called upon to exercise a particular role in the sacred liturgy, in being trusted with the duty and privilege of administrating the Body of Christ as Holy Communion, when required to do so in the celebration of Mass.

  • Contact person/Coordinator: Martina Mulligan C/O Parish Office.


“The word of God is something alive and active.” (Hebrews 4:12)

The saving message of Christ for the whole human race is proclaimed and heard by means of the Scriptural Readings in the Mass and Sacramental celebrations. The one commissioned to read, speaks the very word of God, revealed in the Scriptures.

  • Contact person for Johnstown: Andrea Lawlor: 0870515402.
  • Contact person for Walterstown: Helen Hynes: 0879415490.

Altar Servers

“I will go up to the altar of God. The God who gives joy to my youth.” (Psalm 42:4)

Altar Servers are those members of the faithful of any age, who assist the priest at the altar. In general in Ireland, it is children from the Parish and usually from the schools of the Parish who volunteer to serve Vigil and Sunday Masses, in teams, throughout the year. To become an altar server, the child and their parent/guardian should contact the Parish Priest or sacristan, and then complete the joint consent form, to be found on the Meath diocesan website:

S4.11 Child and Parent/Guardian Joint Consent Form