Would you like to be a
Nativity
Star?

Nativity Stars are our Altar Servers.

If you are interested in becoming an altar server contact
Fr. Chung.

Why are you a Star?

Altar Server Application

2013 Altar Servers

Catholic Church. The word ‘catholic’ is of a Greek origin and means ‘universal’. At the beginning of the second century, we find in the letters of Ignatius the first surviving use of the term "Catholic" in reference to the Church. At that time, or shortly thereafter, it was used to refer to a single, visible communion, separate from others. Jesus Christ instituted the Catholic Church to administer the sacraments and to give instruction in the practical application of God's law. The Catholic Church has faithfully performed this duty for two thousand years.



Pope Francis


 









Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Monsignor Steven Otellini


 
  • Video Manual
    There you find video instructions regarding serving Mass. The instructions are not only for those who are new to the service of the altar, but also for more experienced servers. Watching the videos you can verify if you do everything correctly while serving Mass.

 

 

 

Commitment To be or become an altar server is a commitment. There are people counting on you.  First, the priest depends on you.  He needs to know you will be there on time.  He needs to know you are prepared.  You help the priest ensure things go smoothly.  Remember also the people in the assembly count on you. Without you an important part of prayer leadership is missing.  You have been called to serve.  Your parish is grateful that you have responded to God’s call.

A Server's Prayer
Loving Father, Creator of the universe, You call your people to worship, to be with you and one another at Mass. I thank you for having called me to assist others in their prayer to You. May I be worthy of the trust placed in me and through my example and service bring others closer to you. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen

Lent
Lent is the penitential season of approximately 40 days intended to prepare the Christian for a renewed celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ash Wednesday is the first day of the Season of Lent, which ends with vespers on Holy Saturday. The last two weeks of Lent are known as “Passiontide” made up of Passion Week, Palm Sunday, and Holy Week. The last 3 days of Holy Week—Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday—are known as the Sacred Triduum. The focus of the season is the cross and penance as we try to imitate Christ’s forty days of fasting in the desert. 

 


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