Altar Server's Page

Altar Server Prayer

Loving Father, creator of the universe, you call your people to worship, to be with you and one another at Mass. I thank you for having called me to assist others in their prayer to you. May I be worthy of the trust placed in me and through my example and service bring others closer to you. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen

Altar Server Manual

The Altar Server Manual is available in both Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats.  Use the links below.

Microsoft Word Adobe PDF Format

Altar Setup

The altar should be setup like below.  Roman Missal on the left.  Corporal unfolded and centered with the tag face down.  Priest chalice, purificator, pall and cruet on the right.  Click the image for a larger/full screen version.

Altar Setup

Video Training

Walkthrough of the Mass and important vocabulary....in about 10 minutes with these four videos.....

Vocabulary with Pictures.


Mass Training - From the Introductory Rite, through the Gospel and Homily to the start of the Creed.

Mass Training - From just after the Homily to the start of communion.

Mass Training - From the End of Communion to the Closing Rite.

Altar Server Posture

When standing, altar servers should have the following posture:

Relaxed, but standing straight up and relatively still with their palms/fingers flat together (see picture below).

Altar Server Posture