Educate our youth altar servers about the rich beauty and mystery of the Catholic Faith and teach them to properly serve and assist during mass and other Catholic ceremonials.
Our patron saints praying for us on our sacred mission of serving at the Holy Sacrifice of the Altar are the 14 Holy Helpers. These are a groups of saints who are venerated and are called upon in diffulties and adversites.
At an Altar Server meeting, we asked all of the servers what they thought the name of our group should be. The incredible (maybe even providential!) thing is one of our servers spontaniously came up with the Holy Helpers name with no prior knowledge of the ancient group of venerated saints.
"Persevere in God's Service To The End"
Our motto is taken a prayer to the 14 Holy Helpers by St. Alphonsus Ligouri:
Great princes of heaven, Holy Helpers, who sacrificed to God all your earthly possessions, wealth, preferment, and even life, and who now are crowned in heaven in the secure enjoyment of eternal bliss and glory; have compassion on me, a poor sinner in this vale of tears, and obtain for me from God, for Whom you gave up all things and Who loves you as His servants, the strength to bear patiently all the trials of this life, to overcome all temptations, and to persevere in God's service to the end, that one day I too may be received into your company, to praise and glorify Him, the supreme Lord, Whose beatific vision you enjoy, and Whom you praise and glorify forever. Amen.
Training sessions are provided 3 to 4 times a year. A typical session includes a meal, classroom discussion, and practice in the church. A normal session is about 1 ½ hours.
The guild was formed to teach and encourage altar servering techniques handed down to us through the traditions of the church while reverently assisting Father during mass. A bond among our servers encourages active sharing of duties among the members of the guild.
Anyone who has made their First Communion may join. Adults are also welcomed to be trained as Acolytes.
The Sunday Bulletin, Parish Website/Calendar, Facebook, and Twitter will have notices regarding schedule meeting date and times. You can also contact Father Michael or Dale Freund at 225-8387. You can also reach us by filling out this form: