Altar Servers

“You are called to speak of Jesus to your contemporaries, not only those within your parishes or associations,
but especially to those outside…May the Virgin Mary, who recognized herself as
‘handmaid of the Lord’ (Luke 1:38), be your model in serving God.” – Pope Francis, August 6, 2014

Altar Servers at Holy Family Church are chosen from among the faithful who display the desire to participate in an intimate way during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Some of the responsibilities of an Altar Server is to assist in carrying the cross, the processional candles, the Roman Missal for the Celebrant Priest and assist the Priest in other functions during the Mass. Serving as an Altar Server is an extreme privilege as they kneel so close to the altar as our loving Savior, Jesus Christ, becomes truly present in Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity upon the altar.

Values our Altar Servers Poses

  1. Service: Assist the Priest in Mass and Special Ceremonies.
  2. Formation: Attend all meetings to learn more about our Catholic Faith.
  3. Unity: Work together as a Parish Family and the community that surrounds them.

Altar Servers Eligibility & Requirements

Boys and Girls who have made their First Communion are eligible and encouraged to become an Altar Server. They must be willing and interested to participate on their own accord and not by parental or peer pressure. Similarly, parents must undertake an active role in supporting their child. Each candidate must complete a period of training before serving.

Those Altar Servers who are actively serving must also comply with monthly meetings and training to continue in their Ministry.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office HERE.