Altar Servers assist the priest in the holiest of rites, the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. Jesus first celebrated this rite at the last supper and we continue it today. The Altar Server is a lay person who represents the entire congregation in the parish worship.
Traditionally, young boys have been servers since the early centuries. Since Vatican II, girls also have been allowed to serve on the altar. This ministry helps young people gain a better understanding and appreciation for their faith.
Because of the unique make up of our Parish, adults have the opportunity to express their devotion to Christ by serving on our altar. Adult Altar Servers assist the priest at the celebration of daily Masses, weekend Masses, Funerals and other Liturgical services during the year.
Servers usually serve three to four days a month. The schedule can be adapted to individual availability. No previous experience is necessary as training is available. Those who serve find that they gain a richer understanding of the Mass and increased devotion to the Holy Eucharist. It is a beautiful way to truly be a servant of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I invite you to take some time to think about becoming a part of this beautiful ministry. If you happen to have any questions please give the Parish Office a call.