Would you like to be a

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

Ordinary Time
The rhythm of the liturgical seasons reflects the rhythm of life -- with its celebrations of anniversaries and its seasons of quiet growth and maturing. Ordinary time is celebrated in two segments. The first segment is from the Monday after the Baptism of Our Lord to Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. The second segment is from Pentecost Monday to the First Sunday of Advent, when the new Liturgical Year begins. Ordinary Time is the largest season of the Liturgical year. Vestments during Ordinary Time are usually green, the color of hope and growth. There are 33 or 34 Sundays of Ordinary Time, which allows us to meditate upon the whole mystery of Christ -- His life, miracles and teachings -- in the light of his Resurrection.


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