Thank you so much for your interest in this important and grace-filled ministry!
Many people are needed to come together to make daily and Sunday Mass a beautiful and moving experience for the People of God. An important ministry at any parish is altar serving. Although adults can serve at Mass—and often do!—this role is typically fulfilled by young members of the parish and is an excellent way to get involved and help out.
But altar serving is more than just a great way to lend a hand, it is a great privilege to be invited into the sanctuary during Holy Mass and to assist the priest with the sacred rituals that take place there. Altar servers should view this as an opportunity not only to serve the parish but to serve our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament who comes to His people at Mass. There is no doubt that God has a special affection for those who serve at His altar!
Boys and girls from 5th grade to 12th grade are eligible to become Altar Servers at St. Ignatius. Training sessions for new Altar Servers are offered at least twice per year. Please pay attention to the bulletin for upcoming training dates, contact the Rectory for more information, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lord, help us to give You glory as we serve at Mass today.
May we serve faithfully, participate fully,
and grow in our love for You and Your Church. Amen.