MSP Procedure: Updating your scheduling preferences and the "Unavailable dates / times" on your MSP Profile

Many thanks for your participation in and support of the liturgies at the Cathedral.  Please spend a few minutes each quarter logging into Ministry Scheduler Pro to indicate your availability and to update your scheduling preferences for the system to create a new schedule for your liturgical ministry.   

After Logging onto the Web Terminal, on the "My Profile" page, please scroll down to the Ministry & Scheduling section to update your scheduling preferences and unavailable dates/times.
  • My ministries:  This section lists your current ministries.  If you wish to serve only as a substitute for a particular ministry, please select that ministry as highlighted in this example.  If you wish to be added to or removed from a particular ministry, please email us at  
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  • Preferred frequency of scheduling: This setting can be used when you would like to serve more or less often than everybody else.
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  • Service PreferencesYou may specify weekly or any special services as preferences. You may also use the special “[Any special service]” preference to indicate a preference for any special service that is created in the Schedule as part of the scheduling process. If you check the “Schedule only at these times” checkbox, you will not be scheduled for any services other than  the ones you add to this list.
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  • Unavailable Dates/Times: We have provided the following examples on how to enter unavailable dates/times for the regular Sunday services as well as special services.  
    • Can't serve at regular Sunday service (8 am or 10 am) on a date or a date range.  Please use the combination of "for a specific service" and "At this shift" to specify a date or a date range. Please only enter dates within the requested scheduling period.  When appropriate, please try to always use this combination to provide your date(s) so that you won't block any special services unintentionally.  Please Click "OK and Add Another" if you wish to enter more dates. Otherwise, click "OK" to complete the entries. (click on the image to enlarge)

    • Can't serve at a special service. Please select a special service from the "At this shift" drop down list. On that yearly list, you will only see services that are applicable to you, so not everyone sees the same list. Please select services that you are NOT available within the requested scheduling period. Please note that for a scheduling period of November, December and January in the following year, the January services are listed on the top as highlighted below. Click "OK and Add Another" if you wish to enter more services. Otherwise, click "OK" to complete the entries.  
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Selecting a special service 
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    • Can't serve at any services on a date or a date range. Please note that if you choose this option, you will not be scheduled for any regular or special services within the specified dates or date ranges.  Click "OK and Add Another" if you wish to enter more dates.  Otherwise, click "OK" to complete the entries.

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    • Once you click the "OK" button as in the examples above, you will see all your entries as following.  You may make more changes by selecting any date(s) and click “Remove” or “Edit.” You must click the Submit button at the bottom of this page for your request to be processed.  You can go back and change the dates at any time before the scheduling deadline. 

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    • If you would be available all this scheduling period, please leave a comment to that effect in the Comment section and click the Submit button. (click on the image to enlarge).  These comments will no longer be displayed on your profile once they are processed.
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Please email if you have any questions.  Thank you for your service.