Altar Servers

Altar Servers

The Altar Server is a male or female member of the assembly who assists the priest and deacon during the Eucharist and other liturgical ceremonies so the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence. Altar Servers should be active and full participants in the celebration with the understanding that they are leaders of the assembly. The altar server models the activity of the assembly and by singing, praying and keeping silence can enhance the worship of the assembly.  To serve at St. Joseph you must be at least entering into the 4th grade and complete formal training.

Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass.  You are to wear a shirt with a collar, dress or school shoes, and pants. Shorts are permitted during the summer if they are dress/casual. NO FLIP FLOPS please.

Select an alb that fits you best. Please check the calendar on the bulletin board in the server’s sacristy for the liturgical color for the Mass. If you are serving Saturday - look at Sunday. Then pull the matching cincture(rope) on the wall (green, purple, red, white).  Training is available and refresher courses each year.  Contact Brian Molitor or the parish office if you are interested in becoming an Altar Server.