The Altar Servers assist the Presider at all Masses including weekday Mass, weekend Mass, Holy Days of Obligation and Funerals. Altar Servers also assist at Stations of the Cross during the Lenten Season. This ministry is open to young people of all ages from fourth grade and up who have been baptized in the Catholic faith and have made their First Holy Communion.
The necessary training is conducted by Fr. Mark Librizzi on a monthly or more frequently if needed. Meetings are held on Monday after school from 3:30-4:30 in the church for servers and from 4:30-5:00 PM for parents if requested by Father Mark. In addition, training for servers in the public school system are held from 7:00-8:00 PM. Parents of servers must be available for these parent meetings with Father Librizzi to coordinate their children’s service in the ministry. These meetings, both training meetings for the servers, and support meetings for the parents, are critical for the proper formation of the servers. The ability of parents to provide follow through and support at home of what is taught by Father Librizzi will further help the servers to become better witnesses to their faith and impact positively not only on their peers but on the congregation who observes them during Mass. For more information, please contact Fr. Mark.