|The Altar Servers are a group of St. Luke’s youth who participate in the liturgy by aiding the Priest and Deacon. Altar Servers assist with the procession, the preparation of the Altar, the washing of hands, the clean-up and recession. Additionally, Altar Servers assist at the Stations of the Cross.|
To be an Altar Server at St. Luke’s you must be a Roman Catholic who has received First Communion, be in at least the 4th grade and be 10 years old by the end of 4th grade. Servers can continue as long as they choose but are retired upon graduation from high school.
A brand new Altar Server is given the rank of Escort. After completing a probationary period to master the tasks, an Altar Server can test to be promoted to Regular Server. Finally, once serving for at least 4 years for an 8th grader or at least a year for a high school student, a Server can test for promotion to Senior Server.
New Altar Servers are trained twice per year. We welcome new Servers in late January and in late September of each year. Announcements are made on the website, in the bulletin and at CCD classes near the time that the training takes place. If interested in becoming a Server please contact the ministry leader.
The next training for new Altar Servers will take place on Sunday February 5, 2017 from 12:30 until 2:30 in the church. Call John Mitton (985-502-4202) to register or for more information.
Once per year, the Knights of Columbus sponsor a fun outing for the Altar Servers usually to a baseball game. Also, the Parish sponsors a Christmas party for the Altar Servers every December.
Once per year, a Senior Altar Server is chosen as Altar Server of the Year. That person is presented with an award at a special Mass presided over by Archbishop Aymond where all Parish Altar Servers of the year are in attendance.