• Altar Servers

    Parishioners who are 4th-8th grade and have received First Communion are eligible to be trained as altar servers. 


    • Carry the cross/candles/incense during the procession into Mass
    • Assist the priest by holding the books from which prayers are read
    • Assist the priest in receiving the gifts during the offertory
    • Assist in preparing the altar for Liturgy
    • Assist the priest in the ritual washing of his hands
    • Assist in clearing the altar after the Liturgy
    • Carry the cross/candles/incense during the recession out of Mass

    Once trained, altar servers are added to the Altar Server Roster.  The roster indicates a preferred Mass time and whether or not the server is willing to substitute at different Masses.  Altar servers are eligible to receive service hour credits for serving at Mass. 

  • Thank you for wanting to be an altar server at St Charles! Please complete the two-step process below:

    Step 1:  Complete the application form, including essays and altar server pledge Altar Server Application

    Step 2:  Once the application form has been submitted by you and received at the parish, a confirmation email will be sent to you that includes a link to sign up for training.  Be sure to sign up for a training session.