What is an Altar Server?

Description: Boys and girls, third grade and older who have received First Eucharist are invited to assist the priest during the celebration of  Mass and for other liturgical celebrations and devotions.

Requirements: Servers need to be participating in some form of ongoing religious education. Demonstrate an understanding, appreciation and reverence for the Liturgy.  Servers sign a commitment form acknowleding their agreement to comply with the rules and guidelines set forth in the Altar Server Handbook.

Time Commitment: Servers are scheduled for at least two weekend Masses per month.  Servers must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to their scheduled Mass and attend scheduled training.

Helpful Attributes:  A desire to serve God, attentiveness at Mass, a prayerful presence and reverence for the Eucharist.

Activities:Invited to a yearly Altar Server Appreciation Mass at the Cathedral with the Bishop.  Servers are treated to a yearly social outing.


Heather hlesfloris@tampabay.rr.com or by contacting the parish office and leaving a message for Heather.