Altar servers are members of the parish community who desire to participate in an intimate way during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is an extreme privilege to kneel so close to the altar as our loving Saviour, Jesus Christ becomes truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, upon the altar.
The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of Mass. This is done through specific actions and through active pariticipation in the liturgy - singing of hymns, responding in concert with the congregation, looking alert and sitting, standing or kneeling at the appropriate times.
Servers carry the cross, the processional candles, hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and thurible, present the bread, wine and water to the priest, assist the priest when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, and assist the priest as is otherwise necessary or helpful.
Servers can be male or female, must have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion and be in at least grade 3 at school.
If you are interested in becoming an altar server, please download and fill out the registration form which follows and please return the completed form to the parish office. Altar Server Registration Form.
For your convenient reference, and with production acknowledgements to a sister parish (St. Margaret Mary Parish, Hamilton), please feel free to download and review this Guidebook for Altar Servers. A Guidebook for Altar Servers.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Altar Server Bowling Day!