"The closer you are to the altar...the better able you will be to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received, giving in turn with enthusiasm the joy you have received"
~Pope Francis to Altar Servers, 2015
Altar servers are members of liturgical ministry for service at the altar during Mass. Servers assist the priest during Mass by lighting the candles, setting the altar, offering the cruets of water and wine to the celebrant, and assisting as needed during Masses. Training for this ministry is open to boys and girls in grades five through eight. Servers may continue in this ministry on weekends while they are in high school.