Altar Servers

What is an Altar Server?

An altar server is a member of the assembly who knows the order of the liturgy and assists the priest and deacon with grace and reverence.

Role of the Altar Server

Servers sing, listen, and keep silence attentively, modeling the activity of the assembly. They assist the presider at liturgy. Altar servers give their attention to various tasks including assisting with the missal and prayer books, setting and clearing the altar table, and taking care of the candles, incense, and processional cross.

A Prayer for Altar Servers

Dear God, help me to do my best today. Help me to be reverent and to joyfully fulfill my duties. May I be eager to serve Christ and others whenever I find them in need. I ask this in Jesus name. AMEN.

Appropriate Dress

At St. Francis we ask all of our liturgical ministers to dress appropriately. Jeans, t-shirts, and short skirts are not the ideal dress for this ministry. It is our role to enhance the worship of the assembly. Anything that draws the focus from our ministry to ourselves is inappropriate. 

Guidelines for Serving at Mass

A quick summary of the activities that our altar servers - cross bearer, book bearer, and binder bearer - perform during Mass may be found here.


Who can be an Altar Server?

Any student 4th grade or above.

How often would I be scheduled?

Our ministers are generally scheduled to serve twice a month. Special scheduling requests are taken into consideration.

Whom do I contact for more information?

Contact Becki Kaman
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