Altar Servers lead the procession to the altar at the beginning of Mass, assist the Priest during the Mass, and lead the recessional at the end of Mass. This ministry is open to all boys and girls over the age of seven, who regularly attend mass and receive the Eucharist. Servers should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out well and with appropriate reverence. Servers will be asked to attend a training session prior to serving at mass. The training will include instruction on the Mass and its parts and their meaning, the various objects used in the liturgy (their names and use), and the various functions of the server during the Mass and other liturgical celebrations.
This ministry helps to develop a sense of participation in parish life and a love for the church’s liturgical life, while growing closer to God in one’s own life. It also offers an opportunity to understand the rewards of service toward others and their community.
If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in this ministry, please contact the parish office at 484-7335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, so that the ministry head may be given your information.