Children in Service

Junior Acolytes
K – Grade 2
Our youngest children are also encouraged to become Jr. Acolytes in worship as well. Throughout the year, your child will be asked to serve by leading children with the cross to children’s chapel, helping to pass the children’s offering plates, and to carry the Eucharistic elements. And, of course, our children will continue to be invited to gather around the altar for the Eucharistic Prayer!
Acolytes and Readers
Grade 3 and above
Worship is best when we are more than merely present.  As part of our community, it is important for our children to serve in meaningful ways as well. All children, 3rd grade and above, are encouraged to be a part of our worship life as members of our acolytes and reader teams which serve once every few weeks. Young children begin as Gospel Bearers and graduate to become Torch Bearers, Readers, Crucifers, and Thurifers through the years. (And yes, it’s possible to be both an acolyte and a chorister!)
Service Opportunities for Children
In addition to joining in worship as Acolytes and Readers, we offer special opportunities throughout the year for our children to put their hands to work loving their neighbor.  

For more information, contact Jessica Van Culin.