Adult Acolyte and Altar Servers

The Adult Acolyteservers

was the candle bearer and messenger in the early days of the church. Today the adult acolyte oversees the altar servers and helps coordinate the flow of the liturgy.  The acolyte also functions as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.


For more information, contact the coordinator Bill Westerman.


The Altar Server 

has a special role in helping the priest during Mass. Responsibilities before, during and after Mass, include lighting the candles, carrying the crucifix, holding the sacramentary, carrying candles during the Gospel procession, placing bread and wine on the altar and helping return items to their places after Mass.


Altar Servers are at least 10 years of age and in fifth grade, practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church, who have been baptized and have received First Holy Communion.  


For more information, contact the co-coordinators Rosa Montgomery or Daniel Spicer at 757-220-4978.