“I GO UNTO THE ALTAR OF GOD, THE GOD THAT GIVES JOY TO MY YOUTH" Psalm 43.
Altar Servers at St. Lawrence are one of our premium youth ministries. Young men and women from 4th grade through 12th grade participate in this ministry. This ministry is ancient in the church and is derived from the Acolyte sub order of the late first millennium. Basically, there were not enough acolytes to go around so the church instituted Altar Servers.
Altar Servers minister to either the Priest or Deacon during our Liturgies (Mass, Confirmation, etc.) or devotional worship services (Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Stations, etc.)
When a deacon is not present at the above, the server is the first minister of the altar. The server is responsible to assist and help the priest in performing his duties.
At St. Lawrence servers are required to participate in several hours of training.
Young members of St. Lawrence who are interested in this ministry should contact the coordinator.
The Altar Server Ministry for St. Lawrence allows you to give a wonderful service to your parish.
On August 12, 2001, Pope John Paul II spoke to more than two thousand young men and women altar servers gathered in Rome. He believed as an Altar Server, you will be more than helpers ..."you are servers of Jesus Christ...you, altar servers, are called in particular to be young friends of Jesus..."
God does not call strangers. He calls friends. If he is calling you to serve, please answer by contacting the coordinator!