“Dear Altar Servers, you are, in fact, already apostles of Jesus! When you take part in the Liturgy by carrying out your altar service, you offer a witness to all. Your absorption, the devotion that wells up from your heart and is expressed in gestures, in song, in the responses: if you do it correctly and not absent-mindedly, then in a certain way your witness is one that moves people… If you do not give into habit, if you put your innermost self into carrying out your service, then you will truly be his apostles and bear fruits of goodness and service in every context of your life: in the family, at school, in your free time.” – Pope Benedict XVI
Boys and girls who have received their First Communion and are in 5th grade or older are invited to become Altar Servers, assisting at Masses, weddings and funerals. Altar servers assist the priest and deacon with the Missal, setting the altar, receiving the gifts of bread and wine, and other tasks. Those interested in serving at the altar should contact Shelby Hamilton, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alex Hill, Director of Music and Liturgy, at email@example.com or (910) 398-6514.