Altar Server Ministry

The Altar Server Ministry provides an opportunity for younger parishioners to actively participate in the tradition of Catholic worship.  Altar Servers assist the priests and deacons with processions, blessings, rituals, etc. during the celebration of Mass and other sacred ceremonies.

Joining this Ministry 

  • We welcome all parishioners grades 4 - 12 who have received the sacrament of First Holy Communion.
  • Training is generally provided twice a year and consists of two sessions.  See below.
  • Once trained, Servers are scheduled for 1 to 2 Masses a month, with input from parents on availability and preferred weekend Mass.  Regular calendar notifications are issued directly to Altar Server parents via email and are also posted on the Liturgical Ministries webpage.

Questions?

Please contact Deacon Michael Goad at by email.


Upcoming Training
 

Altar Server Training
For:
  Students grades 4-12 who have received First Communion
When:  Monday, April 8 and 15, from 6:00 -7:30 pm
Location:  Church Sanctuary
What:  Training conducted by Deacon Michael Goad, consists of two sessions (must attend both). 
Once trained, servers are scheduled for 1 to 2 Masses per month, with input from parents on availability and preferred Mass times.
How:  Online signup form will be available here Monday, March 25.   

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Karen Brown by email to be notified when Deacon Michael Goad offers the next training in fall 2019.


Instructions for Putting on Albs and Cinctures


Our beautiful new albs (robes) and cinctures (belts) are a little complicated to size and put on (hidden snaps on both shoulders).  If your child is an altar server, please arrive 15 minutes before Mass and come to the Sacristy with your child to help him/her get ready.   After Mass, please stop by the Sacristy and help your child re-hang the alb and cincture.

Clothing reminders :   Please don't wear brightly colored clothing that will show through the white alb.  We encourage you to wear neutral-clored shoes with a closed-toe.  We ask that no sneakers, flip-flops or high heels be worn.

How to Get Ready for Mass

What to Do After Mass

1.  Find an alb (robe) that is the right length.  It should be about 2 inches from the floor.

1.  Hang up your cincture (belt).

2.  Snap the LEFT shoulder first.

2.  Unsnap your alb and put it on a hanger.

3.  Then snap the RIGHT shoulder.

3.  Snap BOTH shoulders closed.

 

4.  Put on a cincture (belt). 

4.  Hang the alb in the closet.

5.  Ready for Mass!

 

 

 
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