About This Ministry
Altar Servers assist the priest in the celebration of the mass in the sanctuary. They are usually young people, aged 9 or older, having received their First Holy Communion, both boys and girls. This ministry offers young people the opportunity to become an active part of the mass, heightening their appreciation for the liturgy and playing an active role of the faithful.
Altar servers process at mass before the priest, carrying the cross, both at the beginning of mass and at the conclusion. They assist at both Saturday and Sunday masses. They also assist the celebrant by holding the lectionary, carrying the gifts offered by the faithful to the altar, providing water, wine and purificators for the consecration. Servers can assist with incense and with holy water distribution to parishioners. Two servers are scheduled for each mass. Altar Servers wear white albs with rope cincture in seasonal color, as well as a cross.
Training is provided.