Altar Server Ministry 

 
We are looking for new servers to join this ministry for 2014-2015! We welcome youth starting in grade 3 and up who have made their First Communion. 

This is a wonderful learning experience for our young members of the parish. They learn about their faith and take on responsibility. 

The registration form is linked below and can be returned to the church welcome desk or office.

Training will be provided and will be arranged to take place on Sundays between the Masses (10:00-10:45). 

Please feel free contact me for more information.

Sincerely,

-Teresa Duffy, coordinator

Send Email   or 519-204-4495519-204-4495

 What is the Altar Server Ministry?

Altar Serving is responding to God’s call to serve at his table. It takes a special person to be an Altar Server. The Altar Server is invited by the faith community to assist the presider (Priest Celebrant) at Mass and other liturgies of the church. This prayerful service is one of several liturgical ministries. The word ministry means service. In order to serve at the Table of the Lord there are many different jobs and roles that the server needs to learn. Some of these skills are learned through practice but others include attitude and behavior.

 The Altar Server Commitment 

  • The primary goal of Altar Server Ministry is to serve our parish by assisting at liturgies while engaging our parish’s youth in a service role.
  • An important task that requires commitment, dedication and responsibility while fostering maturity and independence in the youth who serve.

 Parents as Partners 

  • support, encourage, praise and FACILITATE your child’s involvement
  • be involved in our Parish with the Altar Server Committee or other capacities

 Your Next Steps 

  • This is an opportunity for girls and boys ages 9 and up who have made their First Communion and wish to serve God and our community by serving at Mass. Servers commit for one year beginning in the fall with the option to re-commit each year. New servers begin with an orientation, a training session, and by assisting experienced servers on the Altar. Servers are needed at all weekend Masses and special Masses throughout the year. In late spring/early summer a special activity for the group is planned. 
  • If you are interested to learn more or join the Altar Server Ministry, please complete a registration form and bring to the welcome desk or parish office. You may also contact Teresa Duffy through the website General Information/Contact us link.