Mission and Purpose
The liturgy is the public act of worship that the Church gives to God. The Apostolate of the Altar Server is to assist the priest on the altar while growing closer to God in one’s own life. Through service on the Altar, servers help the congregation to better understand the Mass. Further through the servers’ witness, they help to strengthen the community’s love for God.
If you are interested contact Carlos Perez at 310.536.7511 or by text at 626.641.1661. If you are interested in your child becoming a server please fill out an application and return to the rectory. Application by CP 2014_01_14
Knights of the Altar (High School and Above)
The origin of the Knights, in the service of Holy Mother Church, calls forth such ideals as honor, loyalty, justice, chivalry, and respect for all. In the use of the term Knight, the Altar Server is reminded of his duty to serve the Lord of lords with fidelity and honor, to treat others with respect and justice, and to live an upright personal life, defending always the rights of God and His Holy Church. In the names apprentice and Knight in training, the server is reminded again of the years of practice and study that goes into the training of a Knight and should consider with what devotion and perseverance he should attend to his own training in the service of the Altar. The Master Knights are those young men who have proven to be true to the service of this society over the course of years.
Purpose of the Society
- To form a worthy guard of honor to our Divine Eucharistic King in whose service we willingly assume the dignity and honor of becoming Knights of the Altar.
- To render faithful, reverent and edifying service to God by assisting His visible representatives, the Bishops and Priests, in offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and in all other liturgical and devotional functions.
- To kindle in the hearts of the faithful whom we represent at the altar, greater piety and devotion by reverently performing the duties of our holy office and by giving good example in our daily lives.
- Finally, to insure the continued and efficient function of the Knights of the Altar as a society by attending meetings and giving of our service to the Church.
If you are interested contact Carlos Perez at 626.641.1661.