RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ALTAR SERVER

There are many responsibilities of an altar server:

- Servers must be responsible in showing up on the agreed upon date they are scheduled to serve.

- They are to be on time for a service which means they are dressed in their albs 15 minutes
prior to a service which is when there is a group prayer with the celebrant and other ministers.

- Cleanliness in appearance is required along with clothing apparel appropriate for the house of
the Lord that reflects modesty and is non-revealing.

- Altar servers need to be able to retain and follow written and oral instructions. They will learn
the order of the Mass and all of the prayers spoken or sung during the Mass.

- They should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities and to carry them out well
and with appropriate reverence. (Our children should not be fidgeting, talking, jumping or
turning but rather, exercise self control in their movements.)