There have always been young people whom God calls to service. In ancient times, young Samuel actually lived with the priest, Eli. One night, God called Samuel but Samuel thought it was Eli. When he ran to him, Eli realized it was God calling Samuel and so he told Samuel, “If God calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’”
At World Youth Day in Poland in August, Pope Francis met with 9,000 Altar Servers! He thanked them for their service and told them, “Serving at the Altar is a privileged way to draw closer to Jesus….and you will be nourished by the word and the body of the Lord and be better able to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received….”
For the boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grade who want to honor God through service at the Altar, the Ministry of Altar Servers offers them that opportunity. Education about service at the altar and specific training for this ministry will be provided.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Parish Office at 708.429.6767.