Serving at God’s altar is an awesome privilege!
It is a great honor and privilege to serve at the altar of God. Your ministry recognizes that with this great privilege comes great responsibility. So, we serve our Lord with confidence, well prepared, well dressed, in prayer posture, with a quiet heart for prayer, and finally, humbled in the close proximity to which you will attend the Mass: Only the Priest and the Deacons are closer to the miracle that occurs at Mass. As Altar Servers, your roles are (1) to assist Father and most importantly (2) to attend Mass and become holier for this time with our Lord.
Your reverent behavior during Holy Mass and the other celebrations in Church will show your respect for God and help other people to pray better. And your prayerful service at God’s altar will help to make our ceremonies even more beautiful. May it be a rewarding experience for you and bring you closer to God.
– Rev. Joshua Lange, Rev. Doug Lauer, Msgr. William Neuhaus & Deacon Michael Lyman
Altar Server Requirements
Altar servers must be practicing Catholics who attend Sunday Mass regularly and have received First Communion. Servers must be in the fourth grade or older. All servers must be trained by Fr. Lange, Fr. Lauer, and/or Deacon Mike prior to serving.
Altar Serving Guidelines:
Please check in at the priest’s sacristy 15 minutes prior to Mass.
Server scheduling is done through the SignUp website. We need servers at the 4:00 PM Saturday Mass, as well as 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:30 AM Sunday Masses. We ask that each server serve at least one Mass per month. Please prayerfully consider signing your server up for the 7:30 AM Mass – it is a great way to learn serving skills in a smaller Mass setting. When you are at Mass and notice no one is serving, please serve! Fr. Lange, Fr. Lauer, Msgr. Neuhaus, and Deacon Mike truly appreciate your assistance during Mass.
If you have questions, please reach out to Kris Staverman, firstname.lastname@example.org.