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An altar server is a lay assistant to the priest or member of the clergy during Mass, the Catholic Church’s ceremonial worship in thanksgiving and celebration of God’s saving love for us.
What do we do?
The altar server attends to supporting tasks in prepapration for Mass and at the altar, such as fetching and carrying vessels and other objects used during worship, ringing the bell, preparing of incense and so on.
The ministry of Altar Servers is an essential ministry that serves God and His people during liturgical celebrations. We help the priest in the celebration of the Holy Mass on weekdays and weekends as well as at weddings, funerals and baptisms.
We wear cassocks and ropes, and each server has a role to play during mass, which is to be performed with reverence. We are also trained so that we remember every function or role we play.
The altar server occupies a privileged place in the liturgical celebration as we experience Jesus Christ present at the altar and know that he is active in every part of the Mass.
“Off-duty”, we have our share of fun at camps, meetings, gatherings and other social activities.
When do we meet?
Every third week of the month at 11.45am at St Michael Room.
Name: Joshua Foo, head altar server