Altar Servers play an integral role in the celebration of the Mass by assisting the Priest and carrying out various functions during Mass. These functions can include carrying the processional cross, setting the Altar in preparation for the Liturgy of the Eucharist, holding the book for the Priest, preparing the sensor, or other functions within the Mass.
Altar servers can be men or women, boys or girls. They must be of an age where they have already received the Sacraments of Initiation.
There is specific training for altar servers which will prepare them for their ministry.