This is a ministry open to boys and girls in the third grade or older, and men and women of all ages. Children starting in third grade participate in the altar server “shadow” program, learning from senior altar servers. Altar servers assist the priest or deacon at the various liturgies of the church. These include Sunday or daily Mass, funerals, weddings, Exposition, Benediction, processions, Stations of the Cross, and other prayer services of the church. Training for this ministry occurs at different intervals throughout the year.