St. Brigid, a Eucharistic community, invites its young people and adults to serve at the table of the Lord. Altar Servers help facilitate our Eucharistic liturgies in a regular and reverent manner.
About the Ministry
Serving the people of God while we worship in the church is a way of growing closer to God. Serving at the Altar is a special privilege. Altar Servers are close to the altar as they serve the priest, they carry the cross, they carry the light of Christ as the Gospel is proclaimed. Our young altar servers wear the robe of baptism (the alb), which is a sign of their position in the community as baptized people. They hold the book of the prayers (the Roman Missal), and they help the priest at the altar. How wonderful this is!
This ministry is open to anyone who has been baptized and Eucharistic Catholic. It is out of one’s baptism into the Body of Christ that they are called to this ministry. Some Altar Servers have served well into their high school years or as young adults.
Once one has been trained, Altar Servers work with a team of three servers. As a team each server chooses which function, they will do at the given Eucharistic Celebration.
Training: Training for Altar Servers is two initial 60-minute training sessions. Other sessions may be held throughout the year, generally held Friday evening or at the availability of the coordinator.
For more information or to sign up please contact St. Brigid Church (323)292-0781 and leave a message for: