Altar Servers

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Altar Servers assist the Presider at weekend Masses or other liturgies like Wedding Services, Funeral Services or Stations of the Cross and Benediction. Open to all youth, grades four and up.

Normally three Altar Servers help at weekend Masses. One person serves as the Crucifer and two servers serve as Candlebearers. Occasionally during Holy Days or special Masses another altar server (Thurifer) will be in charge of incense being used during the Mass. If the Bishop is present, two more altar servers help carry the Bishop's hat and staff.

Training for new Altar Servers is offered 4-5 times a year and the training lasts about 1 1/2 hours. The initial training prepares you to be a candlebearer.

All interested volunteers must be up to date in the Diocesan Safe Environment Program Training
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