Altar Boy Ministry
Fr. Dean, Proistamenos
The Altar Boys have a very important responsibility in the Sanctuary where only the Priest and the Altar Boys can enter. They are as close to the holiest places and to the most sacred actions as any man can be. The Altar Boys must always be clean, well-behaved and always caring for their robes and their appearance. They must always concentrate on what the Priest says and does, and must be ready to serve the Priest as the angels serve God.
Today, in America our Altar Boys may be placed in the same category as the early Altar Boys. In the tradition of the Altar Boys, they dedicated themselves as servers to the Priest in sacred work in the Sanctuary.
Such servers are most important. They must function smoothly and uniformly. They must be trained to perform their duties properly, efficiently and with the "Fear of God (respect), Faith in God and Love to God." By serving our Lord as an Altar Boy, each Altar Boy is offering his proper and reverent performance of his duties. Each Altar Boy is enriching his spiritual life by serving in the Altar and nourishing his love for Christ our Lord and His Holy Church and Her members.
Any boy ten (10) years old or older may become an Altar Boy. Any boy interested in becoming an Altar Boy must first speak with either Fr. Dean. We encourage all boys to become an Altar Boy, so that they serve the Lord like the angels that are above.
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