About Altar Serving

The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass.

Because altar servers are so visible to the assembly throughout the liturgy, they have a unique opportunity to model when and how to sit, stand, and kneel. When servers sing with enthusiasm and pray from their hearts, they encourage others to do the same. Of all the things that altar servers do during the Mass, perhaps none is more important than offering their good example to the assembly of how to pray with dignity and grace.

Membership is open to all boys and girls from the fourth grade to adulthood. A training program is periodically conducted for new servers.  Please watch the bulletin or contact Deacon Hector to learn when the next training will be held.

"The closer you are to the altar the more you will remember to speak with Jesus in daily prayer; the more you will be nourished by the word and the body of the Lord, the better able you will be to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received, giving in turn with enthusiasm the joy you have received."

— Pope Francis talking to altar servers


Have Questions?

If you would like to become an altar server or have further questions about this ministry, please contact Deacon Hector (614-862-0899).

Server Handbook

Our handbook gives more detailed information about the role of altar server at Seton and our diocese.

Looking for More?

Are you interested in other worship or liturgy ministry opportunities at Seton?