Altar Servers are part of a very ancient tradition in the liturgical life of the church. Servers carry the cross and the processional candles. They hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar. They carry the incense and censer and present the bread and wine along with the water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people. Servers wash the hands of the priest and assist the priest and deacon as necessary.
Qualifications: Qualifications for service in this ministry are that the young person, (boy or girl) must have received the Sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist. The child must be in at least the fifth grade to join this ministry. We meet once a month, and attendance is a mandatory requirement. Candidates must complete the server’s training, and be tested before being inducted as an Altar server. Candidates must attend all training sessions and have the commitment and ability to perform this role with reverence.
Ministry application: The child and parent must fill out a ministry application, one can be download from this website or it can be picked up in the church office. Applications are accepted at any time, but NEW server training starts in September and runs through March, refer to this Ministry link for a complete list of requirements for joining the Altar Server Ministry.