"Being an altar server a call to prayer and mission. Serving at the altar is a privileged way to draw
closer to Jesus, which in turn "enables you to open yourselves to others,
to journey together, to set demanding goals and to find the strength to achieve
them." ~ Pope Francis
Our altar servers are boys, girls and young adults who volunteer to serve in the celebration of the Eucharist. At our parish, anyone can become an altar server provided they have made their First Holy Communion. Each server is provided with training and a flexible schedule.
As an Altar server, you assist the priest and other people at Mass. You also help in the preparation of the sanctuary and sacred vessels before the liturgy and their proper care afterwards. Servers use and care for various items in the liturgy (cross, candles, incense, holy water, etc.). Altar servers assist at Saturday and all Sunday Liturgies. Adult altar servers volunteer at weekday Masses and funerals.
Altar serving is special because you are so close to what Jesus is doing. When you serve, you offer yourself to be transformed by God. Your prayerful, attentive example will inspire others to participate more fully in this most important act of worship.
that all those involved in parish ministries and groups must participate in
volunteer screening, and some positions will require police checks.
more information on volunteer screening visit www.archtoronto.org.
If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server please contact Lucy Sabada at email@example.com.