Are You Interested In Becoming An Altar Server?
We really need your help! One of the very important ministries we can offer a person your age is to become an Altar Server. When we gather for various liturgical celebrations, especially Sunday Mass, we are invited to participate in the fullest way in that worship service. Being an Altar Server is one such way that we share our God-given gifts with the rest of the Parish community. The Altar Server, as the name suggests, adds to the celebration of the Eucharist by his or her assistance to the Priest and Deacon presiding at Mass.
I would like to invite you to consider becoming an Altar Server. We have a great need for good, reliable, and prayerful servers at our liturgies, so I hope you would feel welcome to join your peers in this ministry. We have a number of boys and girls in both the School and Religious Education Program who are currently servers, so if you would like to know more about it, you can ask one of them, or contact me.
All boys and girls in Grades 5 through 8 (as well as high school grades) are welcome to be Altar Servers. There will be three training sessions to teach you all about this ministry, and you must attend all three sessions. If you have a conflict attending any of these three sessions, please contact me to work out an alternative. You also need to fill out a Permission Form and return it to me at the first training session. Permission Forms are available in the Church Vestibule, Rectory, School Office, or Religious Education Office. The dates/times for the Training Sessions (to be held in the Church) are as follows:Se s s i o n 1 Tuesday, November 5, 2013, from 5:30PM to 7PM - or - Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 5:30PM to 7PM Se s s i o n 2 Tuesday, November 12, 2013, from 5:30PM to 7PM - or - Thursday, November 14, 2013, from 5:30PM to 7PM
Se s s i o n 3Tuesday, November 19, 2013, from 5:30PM to 7PM - or - Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 5:30PM to 7PM
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It is very important that at least one parent (or guardian) sign the Permission Form - we need their permission for you to be able to help us. You must bring this Permission Form to the first training session.
Thanks very much, and I look forward to seeing you at the training sessions.
Deacon Mike (Mercure)
Phone: (847) 244-1700 or (847) 244-6656