Altar Servers

Altar Servers Spring Snorkeling Trip: May 2016

The Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea 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.

It is a great honor and privilege to serve at the Altar of our God as 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. The 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.”

While assisting at the weekend Masses and other liturgical celebrations, it is important that servers be active participants in the liturgy that they listen, sing, and pray with the entire assembly. Boys and girls, who have received their first communion, are invited to become Altar Servers.

For more information on how you can become a part of this ministry, please contact Carl Csombok at (305) 294 5470.

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