Jump to Navigation

Welcome to St. Aidan's

Welcome to our website. We hope you will use it to keep up with Parish news, upcoming events and service times and as a general source of information about our parish community.

Altar Servers

Altar Servers

Serving on the altar is an important and helpful ministry in assisting the Priest in the conduct of the Mass and other liturgical celebrations.

What we do: Altar servers help the priest and deacon during the liturgy, especially the Mass. They have several supporting duties to carry out, such as carrying the processional cross and candles, carry the incense and thurible, holding the missal for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, assisting the priest when he receives the gifts from the people, washing the hands of the priest before the prayer over the gifts, removing items from the altar during communion, and assisting the priest celebrant and the deacon as necessary. Altar servers wear an alb during a liturgy.

Altar Server Training: The parish conducts training and refreshers periodically during the year for our Altar Servers. If your child would like to become a server, please speak to Anna Johns after 11:00am Mass