Please email lee@rcaos if you would like to find out more or listen out for announcements at Mass or in the Parish Newsletter advertising upcoming training sessions.
Altar servers perform an important role in the Mass. Fulfilling a sacred function at the altar, and in other aspects of the liturgy, they have the privilege to be close to the action of the Mass and to assist the priest and deacon in their duties as Jesus becomes present to us in the Eucharist.
As server must have been baptised and received first communion. There is no upper age limit. Training is provided and you will be assisted by a more experienced server as you learn. Servers are scheduled to serve at various Masses, and may be called upon to exercise their ministry at special Masses and Feasts.
Secondary and college students as well as adults are very welcome to join the ranks of altar servers and they may be asked to take on roles of leadership among other servers if they are so inclined.
The Guild of St Stephen
Our altar servers have the opportunity of joining the Guild of St Stephen, an international and Vatican-approved association of altar servers. Click here to find out more.