Altar Servers

An altar server is a lay assistant to a member of the clergy during a Christian liturgy. An altar server attends to supporting tasks at the altar such as fetching and carrying, ringing the altar bell, helps bring up the gifts, brings up the book, among other things. If young, the server is commonly called an altar boy or altar girl. In some Christian denominations, altar servers are known as acolytes.

Duties: Altar servers serve as candle bearer, procession cross bearer, book bearer, incense and thurible bearer, light altar candles, ring altar bells at consecration, wash the hands of the priest or Bishop.

If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, please contact Paula Kroll at 847.769.8630 or the Parish Office at 708.599.1110.