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In a symbol of our common priesthood, acolytes are given the responsibility for carrying the candles in procession and assisting the presider at liturgy. The actions of these students highlight the ceremony and ritual that are so much a part of our liturgy.
Poise and purpose are the attributes required for this ministry. Acolytes must be comfortable moving in front of people in a way that dignifies the presence of the objects they handle and gesture. They are truly present to people in the brief moment of faith that is shared. They bear reverence for the objects and rituals that we use in the liturgy.
Acolytes become familiar with the ritual and deepen their own appreciation for the liturgy by wearing the alb, carrying the candles, holding the book of prayers, setting the Lord's table and assisting the presider during the liturgy.
Teams of servers are scheduled to serve approximately once a month. You will need to arrive at least twenty minutes prior to your scheduled liturgy.
We train and incorporate new acolytes throughout the semester. Fill out the Becoming Involved In Liturgy Form to get started.
For more information contact Steven Betancourt, Acting Director of Sacramental Life.