Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Overdue


On May 7th, our parish took the time to honor the altar server ministry.

It was a beautiful Mass which began with the Knights of Columbus saluting the altar servers with their drawn swords held over head. (Joseph REALLY like that part and decided he wants to be the "purple guy".)

The servers then processed down the aisle (over 100 of them!) with complete reverence. It was a most moving experience.

I attempted to capture a few pictures, but decided to put the camera away so as not to distract from the moment.

Matthew came away from the experience with wonderful memories of this occasion. He enjoyed the standing ovation that the congregation offered for their service.

2 comments:

~m2~ said...

that is incredible - 100 altar servers? i cannot even imagine!!

as a point of reference, i was Lector B at the 4:30 mass on saturday. it is one of the more heavily-attended masses and monsignor definitely could have used the help - the altar servers failed to show up.

guess who served altar?

i may not have held the book for him, but assisted when he consecrated the Host and washed his hands...it was actually quite powerful.

but where were those young people??

Moneybags said...

I've never seen a Mass for altar servers. What a wonderful idea! And I love the K of C, so it makes it even better!