Altar servers assist the deacon and priest at Holy Mass, fulfilling their respective duties. Training classes for altar servers are held once a year in the fall. An announcement will be made at the time. Altar serving is open to those in the fifth through twelfth grades.
Altar Server Information
1: It is your responsibility to read the bulletin. If you can not serve please send an email to
Mary Uptmor: email@example.com
2: When you come to church please check to see if there are 3 servers.
3: If your schedule changes notify Mary Uptmor and it will get changed.
4. Please make sure that we have your current contact information
1: Light the candles @ least 15 min before Mass.
2: Be ready to go at least 5 min before Mass
3: When walking in go all the way, taking the Cross and Candles to their holders and stand in
front of your chair.
Do not wait at the foot of the altar for Priest.
4: When Father Dan is having Mass, have the book ready by the end of the Gloria.
When he says let us pray; Go in front of him and he will open the book.
5: After the second reading you will hear the "Alleluia" and the two servers that are near the
Priest will get up and remove the candles and be ready to go where the priest goes.
6: After the Gospel, the priest will kiss the Book. Please take the candles back to their stands.
7: After the Prayers of the Faithful , the altar servers will set the Altar.
The Cross bearer will bring up the Chalice and Ciborium to the Altar. The server that is sitting to the left of Father Dan will take the book to the Altar, then sit down.The priest will complete setting the Altar for the celebration.
8: When the priest goes to receive the offertory gifts, meet the priest on the bottom step.
9: After receiving these gifts take the money basket and put it down by the cross.
Two of the servers pick up the water and wine and go to the Altar and be ready to give them to the Priest. The other server will get the pitcher and bowl and finger towel ready to take to the Priest when they return.
10: After they have complete this go to the second step near the bell.
11: Be ready to ring the bell 3 different times.
1: When he covers the Chalice--One continues ring
2: When holds up the Host-- 3 rings
3: When holds up the Chalice--3 Rings
12: After receiving the sign of peace, verify that credence table doesn't have an empty Ciborium. If there is one take to the Altar.
13: After Receiving Holy Communion go to your Chair.
14: After Holy Communion is completed the server nearest to Credence table will pickup the Water cruet and be ready to give to the priest.
15: After the priest has complete cleaning the Ciborium and Chalice, the altar servers will take
them to Credence table and go and sit down.
16: The Person to the left of the Father Dan will go to the Altar and pick up the book and hold it
in their lap. When Father Dan says "let us pray". Take the book to the front of him to read out of.
17: After Father closes the book, set it in the chair.
18: After Father says "the Mass is Ended, Go in Peace". Remove the candles and Cross.
The Cross bearer will go the second bench in the front and turn to the Altar. The 2 candle Bearers will go the first bench in the front and turn to the Altar.
When the priest Turns to go to the back of the church the Altar servers will turn and go to back of the church and continue back to front of the church to put the Cross & Candles in their holders.