Altar Servers

When you take part in the Liturgy by carrying out your altar service, you offer a witness to all.  Your absorption, the devotion that wells up from your heart and is expressed in gestures, in song, in the responses:  if you do it correctly and not absent–mindedly, then in a certain way your witness is one that moves people.” — Pope Benedict XVI addressing altar servers on August 2, 2006.

Serving at the table of the Lord is an important and wonderful way that people young and old can assist in the Eucharist – the source and summit of our lives as Christians.  When done with reverence, respect, and attention, as the Pope suggests, this can be a wonderful service to our faith community and indeed an act of love that draws the server closer to God.

Altar Server Manual

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