Students in third grade through high school are eligible to become Altar Servers at Church of the Assumption. Led by Father Louis Carey, O.S.B., Altar Servers provide assistance to the presider of various liturgical services. Training consists of two sessions and shadowing.
“Being an Altar Server allows young people to grow closer to their faith and also develop a sense of being responsible for things during Mass,” Fr. Louis said.
Church of the Assumption has 20 Altar Servers and is always recruiting for more, with the biggest push occurring at the start of each school year, in which interested Academy students and those in PSR can learn more and attend training. Fr. Louis then gathers Altar Servers’ availability for Mass times and creates a schedule that works approximately two to three months out. The vast majority of Altar Servers assist at roughly two Masses (or more) per month.