“The altar server occupies a privileged place in the liturgical celebration. The altar sever presents himself to a community and experiences firsthand that Jesus Christ is presents and active in every liturgical act.”Pope John Paul II.
God asked us to serve one another. By becoming an altar server, young people can begin to fulfill God’s important request. Altar servers serve the congregation, the priest and one another in celebrating the Mass and Prayer Sevices.
Altar server’s clothing is very special. It recalls the baptism garment that each one puts on when one is welcomed in Jesus Christ in
the community. St. Paul clarifies: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourself with Christ” (Galatians 3:27). Altar
servers’ commitment is not only duty, but a great honor, a genuine holy service.
Serving the altar is a way to start a lifetime of service to God, his people and his church.Many families with children have challenging schedules. St. Michael’s offers flexibility in selecting the mass schedule they want to serve.If you are interested to have your child(ren) to join St. Michael’s Altar Server, please text your name and number to Ms. Angely Kurniadi and Mr. Benedict Lukito at (646)353-5100. We will contact you for the next altar servers practice schedule.To be an altar server, he/she has to be baptized and received First Communion Sacrament.