Dear Students and Parents,
Being an Altar Server is a sacred privilege and an incredibly special responsibility. Young people have been serving at Mass for centuries! Altar Servers have many duties; preparing for Mass by lighting candles and helping to set up the altar, carrying books, and assisting the Priest during Mass. Most importantly, Altar Servers are leaders, setting an example to parishioners of how to participate during Mass by listening, praying, responding, and singing.
All children grade 3 and up are invited to participate in this especially important ministry. Children who are interested in becoming an altar server need to attend one option from Session A and one from Session B. Please note that parents need to be present for the first half of Session A.
Session A, Option #1: Sunday, Sept. 17 from 9:30-10:30 AM
Session A, Option #2: Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 7:00-8:00 PM
Session B, Option #1: Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM
Session B, Option #2: Sunday, Oct. 8 from 9:30-10:30 AM
Adults can also be altar servers. It’s a wonderful way to share your faith with your child, and it’s a powerful witness to others.
If you and/or your child is interested, please complete the form below and return it to the parish office or collection basket (marked “Servers”) before or at the first session on Sept. 17. Students will not be trained unless this permission slip has been turned in. If you have any questions, please contact me at the parish office or email email@example.com.
Yours in Christ,
Director of Music and Liturgy
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)