Altar servers form a very
important part of our church services and
through their dedication to the Lord and
assistance to the priests; they
participate in masses for Saturday and
Sunday services, some weddings and special
masses. At times there is an opportunity
to serve with a visiting Bishop.
We invite all boys and girls from 4th
grade up to participate in this
Altar servers have the following
• Before Mass: lighting the altar
candles, making sure some of the items
used during the mass are ready and
• Beginning of Mass: Altar servers carry
the processional cross and candles at
the front of the gathering procession.
Depending on the celebration, others may
carry incense and a thurible.
• Opening prayer: An altar server holds
the missal, so that the priest has both
• Receiving the gifts of bread and wine:
When the priest receives these gifts,
altar servers assist him by carrying
them to the proper place.
• Preparation of the chalice: Altar
servers present the cruets of wine and
water for the priest to put in the
• An altar server administers the water
to the priest as he ritually washes his
• Ceremony of the Eucharist: Altar
servers ring bells at important points
during the Eucharistic Prayer.
• Ending procession: When the priest and
the servers leave the altar, again the
processional cross and candles are
Meetings: These occur for new
members who sign up in order to teach
them what is involved in the role and
for established members to review and
teach new serving techniques.
Registration: The Altar
Server Ministry is always in need of new
servers. Registration forms are now
available online or via the parish office.
Servers can choose their preferred mass
time and are also asked to assist at
special celebrations and masses throughout
the year. Students entering Grade 4 and up
are welcome to register to volunteer with
this ministry. Training is provided and
new servers will have an opportunity to be
trained and shadow serve before officially
starting. Please consider assisting at the
Table of the Lord as this is an important
and rewarding ministry. For further
information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Grade 4 and Older)
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