Assists the presider during the celebration of the liturgy on Sunday and holy days. Open to children and youth in the 4th to 12th grades. Training provided.
A one time one-hour training then two hours a month
No meetings. Servers help during one of the weekend Masses twice a month.
Approximate number of members:
Most successful events:
Our busiest times to serve are during the Advent, Christmas, Lenten and Easter seasons.
You might be interested if:
You want to learn more about the different parts of the Mass, what everything means and why we do it
Little known fact:
Altar servers are recognized every year at the diocesan Altar Server Recognition Day with the bishop
Why become an altar server?
- Altar serving is the most enjoyable way of participating in the Mass. It is far more rewarding than just sitting in the pews!
- The altar server has a privileged place in the Mass, for it is not only a duty but a great honor. They experience very closely at hand that Jesus Christ is present during consecration. No other lay person gets to be that close to Jesus!
- It's not just for middle schoolers! High schoolers also get the opportunity to be a part of what's called the "A" Team (a select group of altar servers that serves at special Masses such as the Easter Triduum and Christmas Masses).
What is required?
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- You must have received your First Holy Communion if you wish to become an altar server.
- You must arrive for the scheduled Mass early while wearing the proper attire.
- Above all, the server should reflect the same attitude as the priest in celebrating Mass. That means he / she should perform their liturgical duties worthily, attentively, and devoutly in body, mind and spirit.