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Altar Servers

 THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS ALTAR SERVER TEAM

Under the direction of the Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow, Liaison to the Extraordinary Form

Our Traditional Latin Mass servers pray in the St. Hedwig Chapel before the Solemn High Pontifical Mass on Nov. 27, 2012.

Serving at the Altar of Almighty God (The Solemn High Pontifical Mass, November 27, 2012)

FOR BOYS AND YOUNG MEN

Join the fastest-growing altar server team in the area! 

  • As of January 15, 2014 there are 45 young men in training or serving on this hard-working and dedicated team.  Serving at a Traditional Latin Mass requires focus, discipline, reverence and significant practice. 
  • Intensive practices are scheduled monthly and alternate between Friday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Allentown, NJ. 
  • Server positions are separated into Junior, Senior, and Master of Ceremony 1 and Master of Ceremony 2 ranks, and positions are earned based upon training and experience. 
  • Positions to be mastered include Torch Bearer, Crucifer, Boat, Thurifer, Acolyte 1, Acolyte 2 and Sacristan (newly added for this team)
  • This team is often invited to serve at special Masses and events throughout the Diocese of Trenton.
  • The Altar Servers have been inducted into the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen, and are awarded with yearly rank designations.  Inductions for new servers and renewal of the Archconfraternity membership occur the first Sunday in June.

For more information,  please send an email to the Altar Server Team Email Address: UsusAntiquior070707@gmail.com

 

 

 


ALTAR SERVERS: YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES ARE INVITED 
TO THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE SEASON!


UPCOMING PRACTICE!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014
10:00am - 1:00pm
The Church of Saint John the Baptist

 

All positions will be reviewed and new ceremonial instructions will be given to prepare for the FEBRUARY 2 FEAST OF CANDLEMAS.  There will be the Blessing of Candles and Procession before the Solemn High Mass.  New servers are welcome!  This big practice will coincide with the MMM meeting. Servers and MMM will begin with Father in prayer at 10:00am and will join together again at 11:45am for Adoration and Benedication of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  A group Lunch will follow, and families are invited.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

A BIG ALTAR SERVER PRACTICE IS SCHEDULED FOR

TUESDAY NIGHT, MAY 28, 2013
5:00PM - 8:00PM

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH
DINNER WILL BE INCLUDED

Please check your email for additional information on this important practice, as we prepare for the May 30 Corpus Christi Outdoor Eucharistic Procession and High Mass at St. Vincent DePaul, as well as the Annual Altar Server Induction Ceremony and Rank Awards on Sunday, June 2.  As always, this meeting will coincide with the MMM Meeting and the Schola Practice.  We will begin and end together with prayer and/or Benediction in the Church with the girls and the choir before a big group dinner in the Church Hall.  Families are invited.


  MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF OUR SERVERS!

A great Altar Server practice was held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Church of St. Vincent DePaul in Yardville, NJ.  This practice (as is the custom) is held at the same time as the meeting of the Maidens of the Miraculous Medal, and the practice for our new Traditional Latin Mass Schola.  After beginning with a group prayer and talk by Rev. Brian Woodrow, 25 servers from our 36 member Altar Server team reviewed all key positions and practiced all aspects of the Mass.  This was followed by the team being joined by the MMM and Schola (and families) for Adoration with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Church.  A big group lunch followed in the Church Hall. 

We are so grateful to the Pastor of St. Vincent DePaul, Rev. Stanley Kryston, for welcoming our Traditional Latin Mass Family every other month for our big meetings and practices. May Almighty God continue to bless our wonderful young men as they continue to serve Him in this most Extraordinary way!


IT WAS A GREAT PRACTICE!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013 from 5:00pm-8:00pm

St. Anthony Church, Hamilton, NJ

For the Practice, the boys were split into different groups:

Some Seniors learned Master of Ceremonies at the High Altar

Other Seniors with MCs learned Sacristan in the Sacristy

Juniors practiced Senior positions

New servers started to learn the Latin Responses at the St. Joseph Altar with Father.

A pizza dinner for priests, boys and parents followed!


Ice Skating Party

Thanks to all who came out for the Family Ice Skating Party on December 30 for our Altar Servers, MMM (Maidens of the Miraculous Medal) and their families.  Over 200 people joined us for this great family event!  We are so grateful to our Traditional Latin Mass Altar Servers for their many hours of practice and their dedicated service to Almighty God! 

   

 


SEPTEMBER 14, 2012: THE FIRST ANNUAL LABOURE DINNER


The First Annual Labouré Dinner on September 14, 2012 was Fr. Woodrow's thank you dinner for this fantastic server army and their families, as well as the MMM and the other Traditional Latin Mass volunteers.


Trenton Thunder Game

On Saturday night, June 9, the Altar Servers enjoyed an evening out at the ball game with their fathers and spiritual fathers as well! Great weather and good times were enjoyed by all! Thank you for your support and for helping to make this evening happen. It is nights such as these that show the world how the Faith, lived in Tradition, can be so joy filled!


Altar Server Induction

We congratulate all of our Traditional Latin Mass Altar Servers as they are inducted into the Archconfraternity of St. Stephen! May God abundantly bless our young men as they serve at the Altar of Almighty God.

Master of Ceremonies Medal

(Proficient at all duties of the Master of Ceremonies)

Joseph M. Gazzoli (Marlow)

Michael Conway

Senior Server Medal

(Proficient at serving all Senior Positions: Thurifer, Boat, Acolyte 1, Acolyte 2, Crucifer, and Senior Torch Bearer)

Robert Conway

Brennan McCoy

James Moon

Richard Ward

Junior Server Medal

(Proficient at serving as Torch Bearer, and in the process of mastering all Senior Positions)

Timothy Callahan

Dominick Colter

Sean McDaid

Luke McMenaman

Matthew McMenaman

Ari Schanz

Brendan Strenge

John Teague

Gregor VanSise

Sean Vernon

Michael Vreeland

Joshua Wong

Dylan Zoltanski


Click Here for some very helpful guides to make learing how to serve even easier


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