Young people in the 4th grade and older are eligible to serve God and the parish through the Altar Service Ministry. It is an honor and a privilege to be an altar server and it is one of the ways that young people can use their time and talents in service to the Church. As a server, you get to witness the majesty and Mystery of the Mass up close!
Altar servers assist the priest during the celebration of the Mass in a variety of ways:
• Lighting the candles before Mass.
• Carrying the cross, candles and thurible for incensing at the procession and recession.
• Holding the liturgical books for the priest to lead prayers throughout the Mass.
• Serving the priest during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, including ringing the bells during Consecration.
Altar Servers are required to attend Mass regularly. Training is mandatory in the Fall for new servers and siblings may serve Mass together.
If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry or would like more information, please contact the Rectory at 781-878-0160 or email [email protected]