532 Ave M NW Winter Haven, FL 33881

Altar Servers and Acolytes

Altar Servers

“Then will I go into the altar of God, the God

of my gladness and joy…” NAB Psalm 43:4 


If this psalm reveals the simple desire of the collective congregation’s heart, then the Servers and Acolytes, in their pure and simply girded garments, represent the collective congregation.  In their ritual process at the start of the Mass, we look and see, to our comfort, that they are we, joyfully going to meet our God in the pure garments of Baptism.

 Altar Server 

Those entering 4th grade through 12th grade in August and who have received First Holy Communion are eligible to serve.


Goals and Purpose: 

To minister at God’s altar with reverence, dignity and love.


Altar servers assist the Presider at weekly or special Masses by ministering at God's altar with reverence, dignity and with love. Open to youth in grades 4-12.  Senior servers serve in a leadership role in assisting the Presider and help direct the less experienced servers.

Helpful Attributes:

 Youth, grades 4 - 12 are eligible to serve.  Altar Servers must have received First Holy Communion.  Senior servers must have completed the eighth grade and must have served for at least one year. 

Time Commitment: 

Must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled Mass.   If unable to serve at a scheduled mass, you must arrange substitution in a timely manner.  Periodical meetings are announced in bulletin and on our site.


For information on how you can serve, contact Laurie Spang in the Church Office