SEPTEMBER 21-22:  Altar Servers entering High School this year will be recognized and new servers will be commissioned at all masses.

Elementary, junior high and high school students who assist at the weekday, Saturday evening and Sunday morning Eucharistic liturgies, as well as other liturgical celebrations. Training for this ministry begins in grade 3. For more information, contact the Parish office at 

419-332-7339.

Altar Servers

A letter from Tracey Masek, Director of Music and Liturgy:

Dear Students and Parents,

 

Serving at Mass is a valuable ministry at Sacred Heart Church.  It is a privilege and a responsibility that we have entrusted to our young parishioners grades three and higher. Since you will be in that grouping this school year, I would like to invite you to become a part of this elite group.
 

The following information should be considered before you commit to this ministry:

  • You must be a person who respects the privilege and responsibility of being a server.
     

  • Your parent/guardian must agree to support you in this ministry with transportation.
     

  • It is the server’s responsibility to find substitutes when they cannot serve at their scheduled times.
     

  • You will be required to attend two Server Training Sessions.  There will be two options for each Server Training Session.  You must attend one from Session A and one from Session B.

 

Session A, Option #1: Mon. Aug. 13th from 6:30-7:30pm

Session A, Option #2: Sat. Aug. 17th from 10-11am

 

Session B, Option #1: Mon. Aug. 19 from 6:30-7:45pm

Session B, Option #2: Sun. Aug. 25th from 9:30-10:45

 

After considering the above, please complete attached form and return it to the parish office before or at the first session on Aug. 13th.  Students will not be trained unless this permission slip has been turned in.  New servers will be paired with experienced servers when added to the next schedule beginning October 2019.

A Message From Pope Francis:
On Aug. 4, 2015, Pope Francis met with 
9,000 altar servers from around the world to pray with them.  "The closer you are to the altar," he told them, "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.” (Catholic Chronicle, Aug. 6, 2015)

Serving at Mass is a valuable ministry at Sacred Heart Parish.  It is a privilege and a responsibility that is entrusted to our young parishioners grades five and higher. If you are interested in becoming an altar server, but you were not able to attend the August sessions, not to worry!  There will also be a September altar server training through BHCS and PSR.  Watch   future bulletins for details on those dates.  If you have any questions, please contact Tracey at the parish office.

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