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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.

Mark 11

I tell you solemnly, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours, says the Lord.

2Cor.9:6-8

The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may share in every good work.

Mark 10:43-45

But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.