Dear Altar Servers, you are, in fact, already apostles of Jesus! 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. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the bond of friendship with Jesus. You are very close to Jesus in the Eucharist, and this is the most important sign of his friendship for each one of us. Do not forget it. -excerpt from Pope Benedict XVI, Address to Altar Servers, August 2, 2006
The Altar Server's Ministry is a unique one in the Catholic Church. Other than priests and deacons, no one else is allowed to so closely play a part in the preparation of the Eucharist. Your participation as an Altar Server is special. When you serve the priests and deacons, you serve the people of God, and above all, you serve Christ. Altar Servers must remember that everything that they do is for the Glory of God. They do it out of love for His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
You must be in 4th grade or higher and have received First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation. If you are interested in the important ministry please contact Anthony Corpuz at Anthony.Corpuz11@gmail.com or 253-737-8973.
Altar Server Training
There will be a training/retreat for Altar Servers on Saturday, September 9th from 10:00AM-12:00PM in the church. This training will be for all students interested in altar servering, or already altar serving in grades 4 and up that have received First Communion. We will have pizza in the hall after the training. Please contact Catherine Banning and let her know you are coming so we have enough for everyone.
*Current Altar servers please sign up for Masses!