What is an Altar Server?
An altar server is a member of the assembly who know the order of the liturgy and assist the priest 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 book of prayers, 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.
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.