Altar Servers

Altar Servers

Oh Lord, My God, I humbly come to serve at your Altar by assisting your priest in offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Please give me the grace to perform my duties with reverence, attention, and devotion for you are worthy of all my love. I ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The role of the Altar Server is to assist the Priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Some of the Altar Server responsibilities include:

  • Caring for the altar candles.
  • Bearing the cross and candles in the entrance procession.
  • Assisting with holy water, water, wine and offertory gifts at Mass.

Young men who have received their First Holy Communion are invited to train for service at the altar.  Contact Nikki Jacobson at altarserving@saintraphaelcrystal.org for more information.

Click here for Guidelines for Altar Servers from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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