Altar Servers

“To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love, For it is in giving that we receive. . .”
~ from The Prayer of Saint Francis

Altar Servers help facilitate our Eucharistic liturgies in a regular and reverent manner.  Serving the people of God while we worship in the church is a way of growing closer to God. We cannot see God. When we do something for God’s people, we give worship and honor to God and encounter the living God. Serving at the Altar is a special privilege.  Altar Servers are close to the altar as they serve the priest, they carry the cross, they carry the light of Christ as the Gospel is proclaimed.  This ministry is open to anyone who has entered the fifth grade or older. Being an Altar Server is a liturgical function, therefore one must be a baptized and Eucharistic Catholic.  It is out of one’s baptism into the Body of Christ that they are called to this ministry.

Please contact Angela Paz at angelapaz@archdpdx.org if you are interested in serving as a minister.​