Altar servers assist the priest at the celebration of weekend and Holy Day Masses. Young people from the Parish (male and female in grades 4 through 12) are invited to join the Altar Server Ministry. Approximately four to six hours of training are required. Training sessions are held during the week (late afternoon or evening) or on Saturday based on the Deacon's availability. Training includes instruction on the major parts of the Mass, liturgical words and terms, and duties before, during and after Mass. Servers are inducted into the ministry by the Pastor and placed on a rotational schedule with experienced servers.