Altar Servers

Children in 4th grade and older can sign up to become Altar Servers.

Children in 4th Grade and older can be Altar Servers. Pictured is Altar Server Cash Skinner.

 

Are you interested in serving at the table of the Lord?

We have many ways of assisting at our liturgies, but perhaps none is closer to the sacred mysteries themselves than the ministry of being an acolyte, or altar server.

Altar servers process in with the clergy at Mass, carrying the processional cross for all to see. They hold the Roman Missal for the presider, assist the deacon in preparing the altar and aid the priest in the ceremonial washing of his hands, prior to the offering of the bread and wine for sacrifice. For special services such as funerals or the Sacred Triduum, they may also assist with the use of incense.

The program is open to any baptized Catholic in the fourth grade or older, and while many altar servers are children or young people, it is both open and strongly encouraged for adults as well! 
To join the program, contact the Parish Office at parish@stgabriel.net to schedule a training session.

Trainings are offered on an as needed basis by either Deacon Mike Fitzmayer or Deacon Stephen Bowling, usually before or after a Sunday mass. 

Once trained, you will be placed on the rotating schedule of the mass time of your choice. 

Should you wish to serve at funerals, weddings or other special events, just let us know!