Altar Server Changes

FAQ about New Liturgical Practices for Altar Servers

Why is the server ringing bells during the Eucharistic Prayer?

This is a custom in the church. After the priest says the words of consecration, he elevates the Sacred Host and similarly the chalice of Precious Blood. The ringing of the bells at this most wonderful moment alerts the faithful that a miracle has taken place and that the Body and Blood of our Lord is truly present on the altar. It’s simply about heightening our awareness of the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith. Wow! (Special thanks to the family that recently purchased the beautiful altar bells for our church).

Altar server trainings with Fr. Marcin are taking place with the school children and RE students to make them comfortable and informed of the all new liturgical practices. 

Revised 10-03-19