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 during other liturgical services. It is a privilege to assist the priest at the altar and help the church community worship in the best possible way.
Altar Servers must have a strong desire to serve at the Altar of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They must be in the 5th - 12th grade and have made their first Eucharist, know how to genuflect and make the sign of the cross. You must attend Mass regularly, be a member of the St. Laurence Parish or a student at St. Laurence Catholic School. They must 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.
Altar Servers are scheduled for weekly Masses and should also be willing to make himself/herself available for other services as called upon.
New altar servers are required to attend a training session. Their altar server responsibilities are phased in throughout the year. Additional training sessions are required at times for all servers and for those servers asked to serve for Special Masses, Funerals and Weddings. Altar serving is a commitment that continues throughout the liturgical year.
Please look in the Church Bulletin for the dates and times of our next Altar Server Training session. New Altar Serving training is only held in the fall, at the start of the school year.
For questions, please contact Joy Smith at 281-435-7973 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org