As members of the faith-filled community of St. Peter the Apostle, the Altar Servers answer the call to service that we all receive. The members of the Ministry of Altar Servers assist in the celebration of the sacred liturgy through the sharing of their talents and contribute to the spirit of prayer through the reverent way they perform their tasks. Service to the parish community is a way to live out the life Jesus promised us in the sacrament of baptism.
At SPA, the Altar Servers serves the people of God in a variety of liturgical celebrations, including:
- Saturday Vigil Mass
- Sunday Masses
- Holy Days of Obligation
- Stations of the Cross
- Prayer Services
- Penance Services
- Parish Revivals
Other Liturgical Services
To be an altar server is an honor and a privilege. As Blessed Pope John Paul II stated, Your commitment to the altar is not only a duty, but a great honor, [and] a genuine holy service. The purpose of this ministry is serving at the Table of the Lord, assisting the presider in the celebration of the Eucharist as well as other sacraments or liturgical activities.
Like basketball, the liturgy thrives on teamwork, the more of it the better. No basketball team is only composed of a guard or a center, and the liturgy similarly looks for many different ministers, especially during grand celebrations. Part of the responsibility of Altar Servers is to help set the pace for all those who participate in the liturgy. The servers help other people to understand the Mass better and make their love for God stronger.
If you would like more information on the Ministry of Altar Servers, you are asked to contact one of the Altar Server Coordinators or call the Parish Office 713-747-7800.