Altar Servers

General Requirements

At Saint Edward Parish, all registered parishioners who are young gentlemen and ladies and, who have received first Holy Communion, are welcome to begin service at the Altar.  Servers are encouraged to participate through their senior year of high school, and we welcome your participation during college breaks.  Adult Servers are also welcome to participate, especially if they serve in a proper ministerial role. 

Training

All candidates must read Server's Manual and attend one training session before their service can begin.  Saint Edward's will hold training sessions periodically throughout the year, but Servers can also request training from the Pastor.

Practice

Server Practice is held at regular intervals.  Practices give every Server the occasion to improve their current skills as well as the opportunity to learn new ones.  Some practices will be mandatory for all Servers.  Practices are mandatory when there is significant new information, when there are liturgical changes, or in anticipation for a major special Mass or liturgy (i.e. the Easter Vigil or Eucharistic Processions).

Scheduling

In general, the Church Office, or someone the Pastor appoints as Server Coordinator, will compile and publish schedules for serving weekday and weekend Masses. All Servers to adhere to the schedule.  In case of an emergency, it is the responsibility of the Server and their parents to find a replacement for the Mass they were scheduled to serve.

Though there is a published schedule, all Altar Servers may serve at any regular weekday or weekend Mass they wish, provided there is enough space.

 

New Candidates, interesting in serving, should contact the Server Coordinator, Mrs. Gail Westhoff.