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Altar Servers

Eligibility:

All boys and girls, from grades 4 and up, who are serious about and committed to their faith, and attend weekly Sunday Mass at St. Matthias Church.

Preparation:

All new altar servers receive an information booklet, and attend 2 to 3 practice sessions with the priest moderator.

Duties:

Assist priest in the celebration of Mass (weekly, funeral, wedding) and other prayer services/ceremonies as assigned. Students usually serve two Saturday or Sunday Masses per month; funeral and wedding Masses are based on need. Students who continue as altar servers beyond elementary school will assume a more prominent role in more complex liturgical celebrations such as the Easter Vigil.

Responsibilities:

Arrive promptly prior to the start of Mass.

Wear proper attire: black/dark shoes (no sneakers), black pants for boys (no jeans).

In the event of absence, attempt to find a replacement to serve in your place; if you cannot, contact the priest/moderator.

Contact:

Rectory Office at 718 821-6447

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