Altar Server Ministry

What does an altar server do?

As an altar server, you are responsible for assisting the priest during Mass.  Being a server means serving God and his people at Mass.

Which mass will I be assigned to?
We need altar servers at all of our weekend Masses. You primarily serve at the Mass of your choice, but we ask that all altar servers help cover Masses when there is a need, especially on Feast Days, Holy Days, Sacraments, and occasionally when an altar server is unable to serve their scheduled mass.

How often do I serve?
Depending on the number of altar servers assigned to a particular Mass, you may serve once or twice a month or more infrequently.

What’s the time commitment?
Generally, the time commitment is about 15 minutes before and after mass. That may vary depending on the particular mass you serve.

Are there meetings?
Our only meetings are when there are changes to our routine, or when called for by our pastor or liturgist. Generally, the meetings are very few and average once or twice a year. A training session will be provided for all new servers.

Whom should I contact if I have more questions?
Feel free to speak to any of the altar servers that serve at our Masses and talk with them about their experience as altar server. If you have any further questions, please contact the Parish Office by phone: 952-227-4000 or by e-mail: receptionist@gachaska.org.

Requirements:

  • a registered parishioner
  • 4th grade or older (including adults)
  • wish to serve God

If you can serve as an altar server or are interested in becoming an altar server, please contact the Parish Office by phone: 952-227-4000 or by e-mail: receptionist@gachaska.org.

 

 

 

 

Altar Server’s Prayer

Open my mouth, O Lord, to bless your Holy Name.

Cleanse my heart from all evil and distracting thoughts.

Enlighten my understanding and inflame my will that I may serve more worthily at your holy altar.

O Mary, Mother of Christ the High Priest, obtain for me the most important grace of knowing my vocation in life.

Grant me a true spirit of faith and humble obedience so that I may ever behold the priest as a representative of God and willingly follow him in the Way, the Truth, and the Life of Christ.

Amen.