Altar Servers help facilitate our Eucharistic liturgies in a regular and reverent manner.
Serving at the Altar during Mass is a special privilege. Altar Servers are close to the altar as they serve the priest, they carry the cross, they carry the light of Christ as the Gospel is proclaimed. Our altar servers wear the robe of baptism (the alb), which is a sign of their position in the community as baptized people. They hold the Book of the Prayers (the Roman Missal), and they assist the priest at the altar.
This ministry is open to anyone from children in primary school to adults. Being an Altar Server is a liturgical function, therefore one must be a baptized and a Eucharistic Catholic. It is out of one’s baptism into the Body of Christ that they are called to this ministry. Some Altar Servers serve well into their high school careers.
Responsibilities of an Altar Server
- Be willing to serve about once a month and rotate through all the Sunday Masses/Liturgies.
- Arrive about 15 minutes before Mass/Liturgy to put on alb and agree to various assignments.
- Help clean up for about ten minutes after Mass/Liturgy.
- Willing to be flexible during special masses/liturgies, and special requests from the priest/presider.
Requirements and Skills Needed
- A child who have entered the primary school or adult.
- Always reverent and prayerful, and are encouraged to sing!
If you would like to become an Altar Server please call us on 01233 622 399 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org