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. Al Nambatac.

Why are you a Star?

Altar Server Application

2014 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

With Advent a new liturgical year begins for the Catholic Church. Advent is meant to serve as a period of anticipation. We wait in anticipation of the birth of Our Lord. 
“Advent calls us as Christians to ponder again the mystery of our salvation, our hope that there is an answer to the riddle of earthly life with its passing joys, disappointments, sorrows and frustrations, and it apparently dark end in the oblivion of death. Does life go anywhere? Does it have meaning? Advent calls every one of us to stop in the struggle of life to look up, to recall the answer to the questions of life. We are on a journey to our Father’s house. The door has been opened to us by the Son of God and the way marked out” Fr. Benedict Groeschel

 

 


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