Altar Servers have a place of prominence and distinction in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. They assist the priest as he leads God’s people in this great act of worship of God, our Father. Altar Servers should strive to grasp the inner meaning of the Eucharist and the ceremonies which the Church devised to enhance this sacred meal.
The role of altar servers is to bring the assembly to a fuller understanding of the liturgy and so to a greater love for God. They do this through the actions they perform and by the way in which they perform them. Their behavior can be a sign of their faith and their love for God and for God’s people.
Servers carry the cross, the processional candle(s), 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.
This ministry is open to both children (grade 4 or above) and adults. Training sessions with be conducted for anyone interested.