The St. Michael’s Church acolyte program consists of a group of eager young parishioners between the ages of 10 and 18. This team serves the flow and administration of worship. Throughout the year, this team provides a variety of support for the many different church services.
There are three main roles that an acolyte can fill on a given Sunday:
- Crucifer -leads formal processions with the processional cross and carries the Paschal candle during Baptisms.
- Server -helps prepare the Alter for Communion and assists the priest during the administration of Communion.
- Offertory – Assists with transferring the offertory plate to the priest.
Any of the three acolytes on a given day will light and extinguish the Alter candles. Training is offered anytime by any of the acolyte team leaders: Robb Imbus, Paul Herring, Harrington Bissell and Robby Marion.
The acolyte program is a great way for young children to acquire a general knowledge of why St. Michael’s does what they do during their worship services. It is also a way to bring children and teenagers closer to God during their informative years so that they can be better prepared when they move on to college. The St. Michael’s Church acolyte ministry is always accepting new members. If you have questions about or would like more information on the St. Michael’s Church acolyte program, please contact any of the following men: