The ministry of Altar Server is to assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and at other liturgies and services (weddings, funerals, benediction, Stations of the Cross, etc.). We welcome boys in the 4th grade and older. The server develops a deeper understanding of the sacrifices of the Mass and the importance of piety to the Blessed Sacrament. It is an honor and privilege to enter the sanctuary and serve with dignity and reverence in this way. Many young men continue to serve into adulthood and some can use this as a step before becoming a seminarian and eventually, should God will it, a priest or deacon.
Considering serving? Here’s a talk Pope Francis gave especially to Altar servers.