Adult Acolytes

The ministry of Adult Acolytes is usually performed at weekday Masses during summer vacation and on holidays when Visitation school is not in session. However, they may also serve at weekend masses to supplement our youth Altar Servers.

The duties they perform are the same as the youth Servers and include:

  • Leading the entrance procession and recessional with other ministers and the Presider.
  • Holding the book of prayers for the Presider to read from during the Mass.
  • Helping to prepare the Altar at the preparation of gifts and assisting the Presider during the preparation of gifts.
  • Helping by bringing vessels to the Altar for Communion.
  • On First Fridays, prepare the Altar for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Adult Catholics in good standing who have been baptized and received their first communion are eligible for this ministry. Training is required prior to service. To learn more contact Sue Mapes or fill out the contact form below and we’ll get in touch with you.