Altar Servers

Welcome!

The Altar Server Ministry at Saint Mark provides an opportunity for the young members of our parish to fully engage and grow their faith through their service to God and His Church. The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest and deacon at mass to create a beautiful and reverent celebration of the liturgy. Serving at the altar is an honor and a privilege. The experience one gains will stay with them for a lifetime.

Requirements

This ministry is open to all children (male and female) who are in 4th grade and above, and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist. They must have parental permission and a strong desire to serve.

Training

Each altar server must attend formal training prior to serving. New servers will be scheduled as trainees for the 1st year and serve with other experienced servers. Additional trainings will be scheduled periodically to polish altar servers’ skills and when new procedures are implemented.

Responsibilities

Altar Servers assist at weekend mass (Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 9:45am & 11:30am), Holy Days of Obligation and Holy Week Services. Occasionally, they will be requested to serve at weddings and funerals. Servers must be punctual and attentive during mass, show reverence to God at all times, and must be great team players.

Pope Francis to Altar Servers:
“Offer Jesus your hands, your thoughts and your time, and He will not fail to reward you, giving you true joy and making you feel where the most complete happiness is.”

Why should I be
an Altar Server?


Develop a better
understanding of the
mass and a deeper
relationship with God


Make new friends who
share and support
your faith journey


Learn important
life skills
(Communication,
teamwork, responsibility,
leadership, self.confidence and more…)


Foster a strong sense
of belonging in the
church community

 

If you are interested in
joining this special ministry
or need more information,
please email:
f_leechan@comcast.net