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

The Way of the Cross, also known as the Stations of the Cross, is one of the oldest and most venerable of all Catholic devotions. It is believed that even the Blessed Virgin Mary visited the scenes of Christ’s Passion. From the time of Constantine it became the goal of pious pilgrims to walk the Via Dolorosa of Jerusalem. Since not everyone could travel to the actual sites of Christ’s passion, pictures were made depicting the way. Over the centuries, different ways of practicing the devotion formed. The number of stations was officially fixed at 14 by Pope Clement XII in 1731. “The pious exercise of the Way of the Cross represents the sorrowful journey that Christ made with the cross on His shoulders, to die on Calvary for the love of us. We should, therefore, practice this devotion with the greatest possible fervor, placing ourselves beside our savior as He walked this sorrowful way, uniting our tears with His, and offering to him both our compassion and our gratitude.” St. Alphonsus Liguori.

 


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