Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the priest during the parish liturgical celebrations. This is an important ministry both of prayer and service. Servers are called to be special, visible models of a prayerful spirit at Mass.

They have several supporting duties to carry out, such as carrying the processional cross and candles, carrying the incense when needed, holding the missal for the priest when he is not at the altar, assisting the priest when he receives the gifts from the people, washing the hands of the priest before the prayer over the gifts, removing items from the altar during communion. Both boys and girls may volunteer for this ministry and who have made their first communion.  Training is provided.

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