Altar Servers

L et the children come to me. (Luke 18:16)

This is one way you, the youth of our parish, can come and serve the Lord by becoming an Altar Server.

What does an Altar Server do?

The two main duties of a server are to assist the priest and deacon during the celebration of Mass and help the people pray by your example. Servers carry out their duties with solemnity and reverence.

Who can become an Altar Server?

Anyone who is at least seven years of age, made their First Communion, and is enrolled in Sunday School with the willingness to serve weekly at Mass. They should be able to understand the Eucharistic celebrations, the other sacred rites, and the liturgical function of this ministry.


Before Mass

• Arrive 15 minutes before the start of Mass.
• Dress into cassock and cross.
• Stand in back of church until Mass starts.

During Mass

• Carry the incense and censor.
• Carry crucifix during beginning procession.
• Hold Sacramentary book for priest.
• Assist in setting the altar table.
• Carry cross & candles during offertory procession.
• Hold pitcher & finger bowl so the priest can wash his hands.
• Clear altar after communion.
• Carry crucifix during ending procession.

After Mass

• Replace crucifix in Sacristy.
• Replace cassock.

Time Commitment:


Must attend two new servers training, and additional training when new procedures are put in place.

Please contact the group coordinator for more information or to become part of this ministry.

May God Bless You and Love You!