st henry, catholic, church, kentucky, erlanger, parish, school

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. Gregory J. Bach & Rev. Aby Thampi

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. Bach or Fr. Thampi prior to serving. Training typically takes place in September each year. Registration forms can be downloaded at the link below and can be returned either to school or the parish office. 

Altar Serving Guidelines
Fr. Bach updated the guidelines that all altar servers should follow while serving.  It can be accessed by clicking here: 2019 2020 Altar Server 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. Bach and Fr. Thampi. 
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2019-2020 Altar Server Registration Form: 2019 2020 Server Registration



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