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September 22, 2017

St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church offers young Catholics an opportunity to grow in their faith and become more active in the Mass by serving as Altar Servers. Altar Servers are young people who assist the priest and deacon during Mass.  

 

Altar servers are members of the 4th and 8th grade classes at St. Francis Borgia School or in our Religious Education Program. These young people provide an important service to the Lord and His people by assisting at Sunday Masses and holy days of obligation. 

Altar servers may also serve at weddings, funerals, and other special Masses. These young students receive training and formation for this vital ministry.

 

It is a great honor and privilege to serve at the Altar of our God as St. Pope John Paul II's indicated in his inspiring address to altar servers on August 1, 2001.  In that address the Pope encourages altar servers to understand the responsibility they have in this service to the Church. He said, “The altar server has a privileged place in liturgical celebrations. Those who serve at Mass present themselves to a community. They experience from close at hand that Jesus Christ is present and active in every liturgy . . . In the liturgy you are far more than mere “helpers of the parish priest”. Above all, you are servants of Jesus Christ, the eternal High Priest.