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“Thus, you, altar servers, are called in particular to be young friends of Jesus.” —Pope Benedict XVI
“The altar server occupies a privileged place in the liturgical celebration. The altar
servers present themselves to a community and experience firsthand that Jesus
Christ is present and active in every liturgical act.
Jesus is present when the community comes together to pray and render praise to God. Jesus is present in the Word of sacred Scripture. Jesus is present above all in the Eucharist under the signs of bread and wine.
He acts through the priest who, in the person of Christ, celebrates the holy Mass and administers the sacraments.
Therefore, in the liturgy, you are much more than simple “helpers of the parish
priest.” Above all, you are servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest.
Thus, you, altar servers, are called in particular to be young friends of Jesus. Be
determined to go deeper and to cultivate this friendship with him. You will
discover that in Jesus you have found a true friend for life.”
—Pope Benedict XVI
If you would like to be an altar server, please contact Fr. Linh at 415.922.1010.
Boys and girls 4th grade or older are welcome to be servers.
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