Our parish Altar Servers (boys and girls) are eligible after they are in the 5th grade and continue for as long as they desire to serve at the Altar. If they think they have desire to serve at the Altar of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we encourage them to do so.
It is a great privilege to serve at the Altar of our God. Our loving Savior becomes present on the Altar, just as He was at the Last Supper and Calvary. Accordingly, Servers have a solemn responsibility to do their assigned duties with dignity and reverence.
A little introduction video
The Altar Server Handbook
Click below to download the handbook, if you would like to view & print it off your own computer
1.) You don’t have to sit with your parents at Mass. 2.) You can actually see what’s going on during the Mass. 3.) You get to wear cool white robes. 4.) You get to learn the fancy church lingo for the things you wear, like “alb” and "cincture." 5.) You are near the front of the communion line! 6.) You can make a real difference by helping out the priest and other ministers. 7.) You get to mingle and banter with the priest and other ministers before and after Mass. 8.) Sometimes you actually have to remind the priest what to do! 9.) Little kids in the parish are in awe of you. 10.) Old ladies in the parish love you. 11.) It can lead to a deeper relationship with Christ. 12.) They may, possibly, trust you to be in charge of the incense and play with fire. 13.) They trust you to light & extinguish the candles and play with the fancy stick that does this. 14.) They trust you with the bowl & water. 15.) They trust you to handle the sacred vessels. 16.) Holding up the “book” (Sacramentary) builds upper-body strength. 17.) It counts for community service hours. 18.) Sometimes goofy things like microphones malfunction or the priest needs water - you get to fix them, run to get what's needed. 19.) You might be close enough to hear all the whispered prayers of the priest that they never told you about in 1st Communion class. 20.) It gives you something to do during Mass and something to look forward to the next time you are scheduled. BONUS: sometimes you get to serve with your BEST FRIEND!!
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