Serving at the altar, Pope Francis says, is a privileged way to draw closer to Jesus, which in turn "enables you to open yourselves to others, to journey together, to set demanding goals and to find the strength to achieve them." "The closer you are to the altar, the more you will remember to speak with Jesus in daily prayer; the more you will be nourished by the word and the body of the Lord, the better able you will be to go out to others, bringing them the gift that you have received, giving in turn with enthusiasm the joy you have received."
Pope Francis speaking to 9,000 altar servers from Austria, Germany and Rome who gathered in Vatican City, Rome on August 4, 2015
Altar Server Training Starts in October!
Our parish offers young Catholics an opportunity to grow in their faith and become more active in the Mass by serving as Altar Servers. Altar Servers are young people who assist our Pastor during Mass. Boys and girls from Grade 3 and up and who have received their First Holy Communion are invited to become Altar Servers.
Francesco Cristiano and Blake Lapadula
who were recognized by our parish and the Archdiocese of Vancouver in September 2016 for their years of outstanding service!