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. Aby Thampi, 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. Aby, and/or Deacon Mike prior to serving. Click to submit an altar server registration form.
Altar Serving Guidelines:
Please arrive in the Sacristy at least 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass.
Parents are able to schedule their server using the SignUp website. We are ask that each server serve at least one Mass per month. We would also like each server to schedule ONE 7:30 AM Mass or 7:00 PM Mass on Sundays — they are a great way to learn serving skills and their service is greatly appreciated by Fr. Lange, Fr. Aby, Msgr. Neuhaus, and Deacon Mike.
To sign up, please reach out to our Altar Server Coordinator, Bridget Price, firstname.lastname@example.org.