Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the clergy in celebrating the Sacred Liturgy, especially the sacrifice of the Holy Mass. The various tasks of altar servers include leading liturgical processions, assisting with the Missal and the book of prayers, helping set the altar and attending to sacred vessels after communion. Altar servers also help with the candles, incense, and processional cross.

In addition to liturgical service, altar serving is also a wonderful way for our children to advance in spiritual life that is centered on the Eucharist and to grow in vocational awareness. Servers participate in the Sacred Liturgy with their own work that contributes to the Work of the Faithful and the prayer of the Church and thus their service help build up the Body of Christ. In this way, altar serving is a serious ministry that requires commitment, reliability, and a certain amount of dedicated time, so it is carried out worthily.

For signups and useful information on altar serving at St. John's, please look at the links below:

 

 Altar Server Training Signup

Altar Server Documents

How To Ring the Bell at Consecration

 

 

Our Commitment:
Unlike other ministries in our Parish, our ministry is made up overwhelmingly by children. Therefore, it is not possible for this ministry to flourish without the commitment and active participation of parents. Most children are not able to commute on their own and they also need substantial support to ensure that they are ready and prepared to serve. The most faithful altar servers come from homes that provide strong parental support. Parents who encourage and stand by their children as they learn, support them as they get through difficulties, and help guide them on their spiritual journey toward adult faith, are indispensable for the success of their child and the entire altar server ministry.