Altar Server Guidelines
Attendance, Promptness, and Dress Code Policies
Because service at God’s altar is such a special privilege, St. Faustina Parish has several policies that must be observed if someone wishes to be an altar server. Following these policies shows that you understand how important the ministry of altar server is to Our Lord, his Church, and our parish family.
We expect the altar servers of St. Faustina Parish to honor the privilege by being responsible. You will receive your monthly schedule via email. It will also be posted on the church’s website and a copy will be up on the bulletin board inside the usher’s room. It is your responsibility to honor your commitment to the altar server ministry by showing up for all assignments. If you cannot be at a Mass for which you are scheduled, please let the Altar Server’s Coordinator know as soon as possible to find a replacement.
You must be on time for your assignment. What does “on time” mean? “On time” means 15 minutes before Mass is scheduled to begin. You must check-in with the mass captain upon arrival, otherwise you may risk being replaced for that particular mass.
Dress Code Policy
Please make sure that you always dress appropriately when serving Mass. Although you will be wearing the cassock and surplice over it, the clothes need to be appropriate to be in church. What should you wear when serving? Or better yet what should you NOT be wearing?
- No ripped jeans or sweat pants
- No short shorts
- No tank tops, no backless tops, no tops with bare midriffs.
- No flip-flops, or shoes without a back strap. (for safety issues)
- Girls should avoid shoes with high heels. (for safety issue)
Please follow the Dress Code carefully. It is embarrassing for everyone when someone must be spoken to about his/her attire.
Any questions or concerns, please contact Kelly Mucci, Director of Music/Liturgy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 386-624-5968.