The Altar Servers

        • The Altar Server is called by God. Maybe it was a parish priest or another altar server who made the invitation to you. But keep this in mind: It was God who made the call. It's a little bit like choosing a starting line-up in football. So God said: "I'll take you".

        • Nothing is more important than the Mass. It is the heart and soul of our worship of God. To serve at Mass is to serve God himself. During your ministry you are very close to the greatest mystery of our Christian faith.

        • The Altar Server is a prayer leader. He helps people to pray. So he must remember that, to begin with, prayer is listening to God. We pray by listening. That is why during the Mass there is much to be listened to: the words of Bible, the priest's prayers, organ music. Another part of prayer is responding and singing.
        • The Altar Server is "public person". He is seen by others. So he should be concentrated on different actions he is doing: folded hands, genuflections and so on. His posture can really encourage others.

        • The Altar Server is dedicated to service. Remember that there are people counting on you: the priest, the congregation. It is a great privilage and a great responsibility.




        PRAYER BEFORE MASS

        O God, you accept our ministry and allow us to serve at your altar; grant that while serving you we follow the example of our Patron, St. Stephen, the first martyr, and that we may like him, come to see Jesus standing at your right hand in the kingdom of heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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        PRAYER AFTER MASS

        We give you thanks Lord, for calling us to serve you. Strenghten our loyalty and keep us faithful to you, so that we may enjoy your friendship forever. Amen.

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          We invite you
          to serve God and people
          as an altar server
          in our Church.
          If you are interested, please contact us.

           

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