Roman Catholic Church

St. Stephen’s

9748 State Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327

DESCRIPTION: Altar servers assist the presider and the whole worship community in the prayerful celebration of the Eucharist. Altar servers function as Cross Bearers and Acolytes, assisting the presider and other liturgical ministers with the sacred vessels, the presentation of the gifts, and the use of the Sacramentary .

QUALIFICATIONS: Adult women and men and children from the 4th grade up, who have celebrated First Eucharist, and who desire to be more active in their participation in Mass.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Altar Servers are generally scheduled on a rotating basis at the Saturday evening and Sunday celebrations.   Altar servers usually serve at least once a month but may be called upon to serve at other liturgical services/celebrations. Changes in assignment are expected to be handled by the Altar Servers themselves.

PREPARATION:   Ongoing training is offered within the parish. New Altar Server training is offered within the Parish twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.

CONTACT: Parishioners interested in becoming an Altar Server may contact St. Stephen’s Parish Office at 315-346-6958 or email the Parish Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.