Youth altar servers, boys and girls, assist the clergy in the liturgy including weekend Masses, funerals and weddings. This is a wonderful ministry, an act of service that requires our young people to be present and focused, humbly assisting at the altar, and learning and growing in the servant role. Altar Servers are not just showing up and filling a volunteer slot, but are responding to a call from God and offering assistance with the liturgy in gratitude for this special responsibility. By their service, altar servers can mature and grow in grace, and are called to be leaders amongst their peers.
Children are eligible to train as servers at CTK if they are registered and active members of the parish, have received First Communion, and regularly attend Mass. New servers attend 2 hour-long sessions of training in the fall. They then serve as Novices through Easter, before becoming Skilled servers in the spring if they are ready to advance. We have a large number of servers, so the commitment is approximately once every 5 weeks–but there are frequent opportunities to sub for others. Servers in 5th grade and above (and who have been servers for a full year) can elect to train as wedding and funeral servers in the spring of each year. In the 8th grade, servers begin training as Lead servers, a role they assume in high school.
To join the Altar Server ministry, please email email@example.com to begin the process.
Click here to sign up, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred training dates and times. Parents of students in 8th grade or older, please email email@example.com with your preferred training date and time.
2018 Altar Server Training Dates:
Session I – New servers must attend one of these dates AND one date from Session II dates below
Saturday, September 22 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Session II – New servers must attend one of these dates AND one date from Session I dates above
Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 27 at 9:30 am – 10:03 am
Advanced Server Training (8th Graders or older)
Saturday, September 29 at 9:30 am – 10:15 pm
Wednesday, October 17 at 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Thursday, October 25 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org