Altar Servers assist the presider during the celebration of Mass. This is accomplished through paying close attention to the Liturgy thereby being able to anticipate what they can do to assist the presider as Mass progresses.
Altar serving is open to all boys and girls interested in taking an active role during the celebration of Mass. There is formal training and refresher training courses offered on an as needed basis.
There are two catagories of altar servers:
- Weekend Masses. This category of server is open to all boys and girls whose family is registered at St Gabriel’s and who is at least 9 years old and is in at least the 4th grade.
- Friday Annunciation School Students’ Mass – This category of altar server is open to any boy or girl attending Annunciation Catholic School and who is at least 9 years old, and is in at least the 4th grade.
Altar servers are also scheduled monthly together with the EM’s and lectors.