Altar Server

WELCOME TO THE ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY

Altar Servers have a very important role as they assist the priest at the Holy Attar of the Lord at Sunday Mass, School Mass, Holy Day Masses and Wedding and Funeral Liturgies.

Altar Server Requirements

  • Open to young men and women 4th grade through 12th grade

  • Must have parental permission to become and Altar Server

  • Must attend and complete Altar Server Training

  • Must have received First Penance and First Holy Communion

Altar Server Duties

  • Lighting of the altar candles

  • Bearing the cross in the entrance procession

  • Bearing the candles in the entrance procession

  • Assist the priest during Mass

  • Taking up the Children's Collection

  • Assist the priest in accepting the Offertory gifts

Arrival Time: 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass.

Dress Code for all Liturgical Ministers is located on the "Dress Code" page located on the Liturgical Ministries Tab

Altar servers (boys and girls) should wear clean black or brown shoes when they are serving at Mass. Realizing this is not always possible and it is not a reason for your child to not altar serve, but if they currently have black or brown shoes, please have them wear them when they are scheduled to altar serve. Please know that no child will ever be turned away from the opportunity to serve Mass because of the shoes they are wearing, however, it is our hope we can instill in them the sacredness of serving at Mass. (Fr. Paul Rutten)