Altar servers assist the presider at liturgy. They may be boys or girls no younger than in 5th grade, teens or adults. They may be entire families.
All servers need to be able to receive Holy Communion and be willing to attend any training sessions. Scheduling depends on the size of the corps of servers and of course on the availability of the individual servers.
Servers need to arrive fifteen minutes before Mass. They also need to know and be willing to make all the recited and sung responses at Mass.
Just as with adult liturgical ministers, school-age servers need to be responsible about showing up for their assigned Masses. In cases where they are unable to be present, they are expected to provide their own substitute. A roster is provided to each server to help with that.
For more information, please contact Anne Thomisee in the Office of Religious Education at the Church Office at (501) 663-8632.
Loving Father, creator of the universe, you call your people to worship,to be with you and one another at Mass. I thank you for having called me to assist others in their prayer to you. May I be worthy of the trust placed in me and through my example and service bring others closer to you. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever