Toni Munoz

Behold, my servant whom I have chosen. Matthew 12:18

Young members of the parish have assisted in the celebration of the Eucharist for fifty years. Through the Youth Altar Server Ministry, boys and girls, beginning in fourth grade and many continuing through senior year in high school, serve at Masses. They light the candles surrounding the altar, carry the processional cross and candles at the beginning and end of Mass, hold the Roman Missal for the celebrant as he offers the prayers, and present the chalice, wine and water to the celebrant at the Offertory. The servers also assist at special liturgical celebrations. Their participation reinforces the teaching of the Second Vatican Council that the Eucharist is a community celebration involving all of us as the people of God.