ALTAR SERVERS AT ALL SAINTS PARISH
Being an altar server at All Saints Parish is a wonderful way to introduce young men and women into the liturgical spirit and life of the Church. Serving our Lord in the Sanctuary and being part of a “ministry team” with the Priests, Deacons, and lay ministers, allows children to grow and learn in an environment of both religious tradition and ongoing change.
Servers must have the Sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation to be considered for a server position. Most importantly, they must have the desire, character, and work ethic to serve the parish , the Church and Christ. It is definitely a faith-building experience and exposes our children to the Sacramental life of the Church at an age in which they may be just beginning to discern their life’s “call”.
Servers are introduced to not only the Sacraments of the Church, but also to the concept of “service”, a concept which will carry them well in their life. Servers are formed into “teams”, each person with specific duties and responsibilities.
Servers are expected to serve at least twice per month; will be assigned to a specific Mass; and also called upon to fill in for vacationing or absent servers and serve at Special Masses, especially during the Easter, Christmas and other periods.
All Saints is truly a “House of Mercy”, and your children will be safe here. All ministers and clergy have completed the Diocese’s safe environment training, and the parish takes its responsibility for the safety of its young people seriously.
If you and your child are interested in being trained and serving in this important ministry, then please contact Deacon John Scott at [email protected]. or (850) 516-5053.
Accessible through this website is our All Saints guidelines for servers and the automated scheduling tool used to assign servers to specific Masses. This will provide you and your prospective server additional guidance and instructions.
May this be the start of a great experience for you and your young man or woman.
God Bless, Deacon John, 2 June 2014