Altar Servers duties are many and varied before, during and after Mass. Some of these duties include; carry the cross, the processional candles, hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest and assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary. When appropriate, a server may also ring a bell as a signal to the faithful.
A complete list of duties and norms regarding who may serve, how they should be attired and further duties can be found here.
We are currently in need of servers for all Masses. Please review the links provided here and share them with the young people in your family and in your classes if you are a faith formation instructor.
Serving at the Altar is both an honor and privilege and it is a service that is greatly appreciated by the pastor, deacon and parish community. The graces that flow from serving at Holy Mass will stay with a young person for the whole of their life.
To discuss serving at the Altar, please contact Fr. Anthony Forte or Deacon David Boissey. Altar Server training classes will begin in the fall.