The Altar Server Ministry is a service organization consisting of mature boys and girls who are at least nine (9) years old and who have received their First Holy Communion and above all who feel a calling to serve at the table of our Lord.
This ministry’s service is a valuable help to the priest, deacon, and other ministers in making the Liturgy progress smoothly from entry procession to exit recession. It is a great privilege to serve the Lord in this way with an attitude of respect and humility, as well as a desire to be active in worship.
Servers carry the cross, the processional candles, hold the Sacramentary for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense thurible, 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, help with washing the hands of the priest and assist the priest celebrant and deacon as necessary.
When appropriate, a server may also ring the bells as a signal to the faithful. For more information please contact the Altar Server Coordinator - Hector Flores at (760) 715-1194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.