Altar Servers

Altar server schedule

ALTAR SERVERS TRAINER. Adults, are you interested in helping serve Mass? Have you ever thought about what an Altar Server does? How would you like to become the trainer for our Altar Servers? Interested, please contact the Church office.”

To be an Altar Server, you need to be in 3rd grade or older, have received First Communion and successfully complete a six-class training program. (Watch for announcement in the bulletins)

If you are scheduled and find that you are not available to serve, it is your (or your parents’) responsibility to make arrangements to find another server to replace yourself.

Please contact  Kathleen Westfall 817-219-4643 with any questions.

The Patron Saint of Altar Servers is

St. John Berchman

St. John Berchman

http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/berchmans.htm

To be Christ’s page at the altar,
To serve Him freely there.
Where even the Angels falter,
Bowed low in reverent prayer.

To touch the throne most holy,
To hand the gifts for the feast,
To see Him meekly, lowly,
Descend at the word of the priest.

To hear man’s poor petition,
To sound the silver bell,
When He in sweet submission,
Comes down with us to dwell.

No grander mission surely
Could Saints or men enjoy;
No heart should love more purely,
Than yours my altar boy.

God bless you, lad, forever,
And keep you in His care,
And Guard you that you never
Belie the robes you wear.

For white bespeaks untainted
A heart both tried and true;
And red tolls love the sainted
The holy martyrs knew.

Throughout life, then, endeavor
God’s graces to employ;
And be in heart forever
A holy altar boy.

—— by St. John Berchmans (circa 1618)