This group is for children in 4th Grade and above who have received the sacrament of first holy communion.
“The closer you are to the altar, the more you will remember to speak with Jesus in daily prayer; the more you will be nourished by the word and the body of the Lord, the better able you will be to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received, giving in turn with enthusiasm the joy you have received.”
Pope Francis, Address to Altar Servers
WHO IS AN ALTAR SERVER?
Altar servers are a vital part of the liturgical ministry. They are vital because altar servers perform not just a functional role but a symbolic role and symbolism is the language of worship. Their actions in the Mass are symbolic of much more than you think and the way they serve can lead people closer to God. The role of the Altar Server is to assist the Priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass.
Some of the Altar Server responsibilities include:
• Caring for the altar candles
• Bearing the cross and candles in the entrance procession
• Assisting with holy water, water, wine and offertory gifts at Mass
• Assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary.