The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. This is done through specific actions and by setting an example to the congregation by active participation in the liturgy (hymns, responses, etc.), by looking alert and sitting or standing at the appropriate times.
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.
Altar servers must attend every Mass that they have been scheduled. When a server cannot be present they must arrange for a replacement.
Altar servers must be in at least fourth grade, and have received First Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
For more information about becoming a server, please email or call the parish office to see when the next server training will be!