“Never flag in zeal, be aglow with the Spirit, serve the Lord.” Romans 12:11
The Altar Server ministry is an important way for the youth of our parish to experience the joy and gratification that come from serving God. The ministry is not a rigid rotation and any youth “called” to serve at the altar is welcome.
The altar servers:
Help with the divine services and many other important church functions
Help with cutting the blessed bread (Antidoron), lighting charcoal, handling incense, carrying candles, fans, & other processional items plus many other tasks
Begin serving at age 7 or 8, though all children are wonderfully different and may be ready to serve at an earlier or later age