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St. Bernard’s Catholic Community • 105 Knight Avenue North • Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
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Altar Servers

The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass.  This involves presenting or arranging vessels and other items used in the celebrations.  As members of the assembly who are often visible to all, the altar servers also model good liturgical participation by actively joining in the hymns, prayers and responses of the liturgy, and by sitting, standing, or kneeling at the appropriate times.

* Must be in 3rd grade and older and regularly attend Mass.
* Must be a baptized member of the Catholic Church and have already received First Eucharist.
* Must be willing to participate fully as a member of the liturgical assembly.
* Must have parental permission to serve.


Training to become an altar server is held once a year in January.  Information about altar server training will be sent home through St. Bernard's School and through the religious formation classes.  
Contact Margaret Rasmussen at 681-3571 or for more information.
"Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve..."
Matthew 20:28