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Title: Altar Serving


1
Altar Serving
at St. Perpetua
2
Sign In
The schedule is located in the room on the left
hand side of the vestibule
Arrive 15 minutes early
Initial next to your name on the schedule
3
Getting Ready
Pick an alb that goes below your ankles
4
Fasten the snaps
5
Pick a cincture that is an appropriate length.
6
2) Put it around your waist
1) Fold the rope in half
7
4) (Keep hold of the end of the cincture with the
knots by pinning it against your body with your
arm) Now with the hand holding the loop reach
between the cincture, grab the other side and
pull it back through. It should look like this
Hand between these two ropes
Grab rope here
3) Put your hand through the looped end (keep
hold of the other end as well) of the cincture
and pull the slack in the rope away from you with
your other hand
8
5) Put the ends of the cincture through the hole
6)Pull tight to your body
9
7) Put the knot on the right side of your body
corresponding with the break on your alb
10
Make sure your cross matches your partners
11
When you have finished dressing you should look
like this
12
Light Candles if necessary
  • If candles are already lit skip this slide and
    proceed immediately to the next slide
  • When lighting candles
  • Extend the wick about one inch and bend it down
  • Then use matches to light the wick, always being
    careful with matches and flames.

13
  • Before mass begins proceed to the back of the
    church down the side aisles with your candle and
    welcome parishioners.

Pews
Pews
Reconciliation Room
Doors
14
Entrance Procession
Altar Servers
The Cross
15
Diagram of Entrance Procession
Cross Bearer
Altar Servers
Lector
Priest/Presider
16
End of Entrance Procession
At the steps, face forward and spread out on
either side of the altar about 3 feet from each
side of the altar.
17
Holding Book at beginning of Mass
If shorter hold book while standing in front of
Father but if taller stand to the side and hold
book with arm outstretched.
Other Altar Server remains at the chairs while
one holds the book.
18
Chairs where you sit are located on the left side
of the church as you face the altar
19
Sit attentively through the First and Second
Readings
20
Stand during the Gospel
21
Hold Fathers binder during the Prayers of the
Faithful
22
Set the altar while collection is taken.
23
Take stand that holds Gospel book and put it on
credence table
24
What you need to set the altar
Picture of pacificator
Corporal
Cruet
Cup
Sacramentary
Purificator
Chalice
25
Setting the altar
cups (1-3)
sacramentary
chalice
corporal
cruet
purificator
26
After the table is set, proceed with your candles
down the center aisle to the back of the church.
If there are two collections wait until the
second collection has begun.
27
Once in the back of the church wait until the
gift bearers are ready and lead them to the front
of the church
PEWS
PEWS
28
Gift Procession
Remember to stand facing each other when
delivering the gifts.
Spread apart to allow room for the gift bearers
29
After Welcoming the Gift Bearers
Credence table
Put your candles away.
Take the cruet and flagon from the priest and
put them on the credence table.
Altar
Altar Server chairs
30
Washing of the hands
Return to the priest with one altar server
carrying the bowl and one the towel. Let the
priest wash his hands and return the items to
their places
31
During Consecration
  • Kneel on the stairs near the credence table while
    the congregation kneels

32
Our Father
  • After the church sings Amen proceed to either
    side of the Presider and hold his hands for the
    Our Father.

33
After the Our Father
  • Stay with Father and shake his hand during sign
    of peace (also shake your fellow altar servers
    hand)
  • Put the Sacramentary on Fathers book stand
  • Bring purificators and patens to the altar

34
Altar Set up at Sign of Peace
Cups (1-3)
Patens
Corporal
Purificators
Chalice
35
Communion
  • Receive with Eucharistic ministers
  • Clear table fold up corporal
  • leave ciborium holding extra hosts from the
    tabernacle on the altar (if there)

Stand while everyone else receives communion,
until Father sits down
36
Announcements
  • Sit during the announcements

37
Closing Prayer
  • One Altar Server holds book and one stays at the
    chairs

38
Recessional
  • Take your candles and stand facing the altar the
    same way you did when you came in (face forward)
  • Follow the Cross out

39
Extinguish Candles
  • You may blow out the candles carefully or use a
    candle extinguisher located inside of the small
    room next to the sacristy

Rack where candle extinguishes are kept.
Sacristy
Doors
Altar Server Chairs
Candle Extinguishers
40
Putting things back
  • When you put your alb on the hanger make sure to
    fasten the snaps that way it doesnt come off the
    hanger
  • Hang up cincture and necklace

41
Hang up the robes in order of height and leave
everything as you found it.
  • Pick up your jacket or coat.

42
You have completed your altar serving duties for
the Sunday liturgy, Thank You! (created by
Caroline Wilcox)
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