Interested In Altar Serving?
The Altar Server Ministry is a very special group of young people in our parish who have answered God’s call to ministry. As an Altar Server, you are one of the liturgical ministers with an important role during the mass or other liturgical services. It is a privilege to minister as an altar server at mass. Servers assist the priest at the altar and help the church community worship in the best possible way. We invite you to share this special privilege of becoming an active altar server in the parish.
Altar Servers must have a strong desire to serve at the Altar of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You must have made your First Eucharist, be a member of St. Laurence Parish, and be in 5th - 12th grade. You must know how to genuflect, make the sign of the cross, be willing to pray aloud, and know the appropriate responses during mass. It is most important as a server to be attentive, sit quietly during mass, and show reverence at the Altar of the Lord. You must be willing to attend mass regularly and serve on Sundays. If you are a student at St. Laurence Catholic School, you will also serve during the school masses. In addition to the new altar server training, you must attend training meetings and rehearsals for special celebrations.
Those interested in becoming an altar server for the 2016-17 academic school year must meet the requirements above and be able to attend all three training sessions as listed below. In addition, the servers are asked to follow the expectations of an altar server and meet the server obligations to remain an active member of the Altar Server Ministry.
New Altar server training will be held on the dates below. You must attend all three sessions to complete the training.
Saturday, August 27th 9:00 – 11:00 AM in Trinity Room
Saturday, September 17th 9:00 – 11:30 AM in Trinity Room and Church
Saturday, September 24st 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Church
To register, contact Rose Davis at 281-980-9812 in the church office starting July 5 to register for the 2016-17 new altar server class. Class size is limited. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Joy Smith at 281-435-7973.