Are you an altar server at St. Francis Xavier? Would you like to return to altar serving? Would you like to become an altar server, or are you not sure?
DO YOU LIKE PIZZA AND ICE CREAM?
Serving at the altar during Mass is an important, holy and fun way to join prayer with helping our priests, deacons and parish community celebrate the Most Holy Eucharist with dignity, reverence and devotion!
All current (and inactive) altar servers and any other young persons of our parish who may be interested in serving, who will be in 5th grade (this Fall) through 12th grade, are invited and encouraged to attend one of the following dates for Altar Server Training:
- Tuesday, Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m.; or
- Friday, Oct. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
WHAT and WHERE:
- 6 p.m. Pizza in the Church Basement
- 6:30 p.m. Altar server training in the Church
- 7:30 p.m. Ice cream in the Church Basement
For current/experienced servers, we will review in more detail the steps of setting up (and clearing off) the altar, using incense and lighting candles. For new servers we will walk through all the important steps, from vocabulary, to vesting and preparation, processions, holding the book (Missal) and serving at the altar during the different parts of the Mass.
Feel free to bring a friend who might be interested in learning about serving at Mass! High school students are welcome!
In order to be an altar server you must be a baptized Catholic and had First Communion (or are in preparation for First Communion) and attend server training sessions. Your family must be willing to bring you to church for weekend Masses and use our parish Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) application on their phone or the Internet.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU! THANK YOU!