Altar Servers

Altar Servers

“Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me.” (John 12:26)

Chair or Contact Person
Aaron Sanders, Director of Liturgy and the Catechumenate

Additional Contact(s)

Mission Statement/Purpose
Altar servers assist the priest throughout the Mass. Their participation includes carrying the cross or candles in the entrance processional, holding the lectionary for prayers, and assisting in preparations for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Major Accomplishments
Not applicable.

Major Activity
Not applicable.

Meeting Frequency
Because this ministry functions at Masses, there are no outside meetings.

Meeting Venue
Activities occur at the Church during Masses.

Estimated Time Commitment for Volunteers
Approximately one Mass assignment per month.

Altar Server Handbook

Special Skills
Ability to meet the needs of the presider with dignity and flexibility.

Activities involved in volunteering for this ministry
  Work can be done alone
  Work can be done at home
  Work may involve some strenuous activity
Activity is spiritual in nature
  Activity is social in nature
  Activity involves children or the youth
  Activity involves teaching
  Appropriate for singles
  Appropriate for married couples
  Appropriate for family members


Last Published: March 18, 2014 2:07 PM