Assistance at the altar by servers represents a long liturgical tradition. These servers enhance quality of the celebration for the whole gathered assembly by taking part in processions and by ensuring that all items required for the celebration are available at appropriate moments. (Introduction to the Order of Mass #22) Our altar servers are boys from grades 3 to 8 who are assisting priest and the deacon at Mass.
We encourage all our young man to become an altar server here at Saint Ferdinand Parish. Like in so many other activities they will need your support and encouragement throughout this venture. In addition to helping with the smooth flow of the mass and various liturgical rites the job of an altar server fosters and reinforces the value of responsibility and service. A certain amount of information and procedural learning will be required, as well as the commitment to be present when assigned. If you are willing to give your support to the idea of altar serving please print fill out and sign a form below and return it to our office.