Servers have been a long-standing form of service in the liturgy. Altar Servers offer service to God and the community by assisting the priest during mass. This ministry is fairly simple, yet enables the young person to experience a special closeness to what happens during Mass.
Typical duties of the server are to carry the processional cross (cross-bearer), to carry the incense and its boat (thurifer), to carry the processional candles (candle-bearer), to assist with the sacramentary and other liturgical books used in the liturgy.
The ministry is open to all children and youth of the parish who have made their First Communion and whose parents believe they are ready and responsible enough to be trained.
Training in the specifics of the ministry is provided throughout the year. Servers are assigned on a rotating schedule.