Altar Servers are key to the Liturgy happening smoothly. Their duties begin prior to the Liturgy by setting needed items in the Sanctuary, followed by the Procession into the church. The Altar Servers lead the Deacon, Priest and others into the church by carrying the Processional Cross and Candles. As the Liturgy continues, the Altar Servers assist the Deacon and/or Priest with his prayer binder and other important items used throughout the Liturgy, including the Thurible (censor) and Aspergillum (for sprinkling Holy Water). They also light candles prior to the Mass beginning, and also as the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins.
Are you interested in becoming an Altar Server? Do you know someone interested? If so, send an email to Deacon Al Censullo.
To view an online training video, recorded at St. Mary’s, click play below.