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Parish Life at St Clare's

Altar serving provides opportunities for young people (boys and girls who have received their first confession and communion) to actively participate in the Mass. Serving during Mass provides support for the priest and allows the youth to familiarize themselves with the rituals of our faith. They have several supporting duties to carry out, such as carrying the processional cross and candles, carrying the incense and thurible, holding the missal for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, assisting the priest when he receives the gifts from the people, washing the hands of the priest before the prayer over the gifts and removing items from the altar during communion.

Anyone interested in becoming an altar server should speak with Father.

Thessalonians 5:12-13

We ask you, brothers, to respect those who are laboring among you and who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you, and to show esteem for them with special love on account of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.

John 4:23

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

John 15

No longer shall I call you servants, for a servant knows not what his master does. Now I shall call you friends, for I have revealed to you all that I have heard from my Father.