Altar servers are chosen from those young men and women who display a desire for a more intimate union with our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is a great privilege to serve at the altar, where the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross is made present. Therefore, servers have a solemn responsibility to perform their assigned duties with dignity and reverence.
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 censer, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assist him when he receives the gifts from the people, wash the hands of the priest, assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary.
Boys and girls who have received their 1st Communion, are eligible to become altar servers. Training is required.
Read the manual to learn more: Altar Server Manual USARHAW
AMR POC: Chris Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
MPC POC: Andrew Cherkauskas email@example.com