Acolyte Training


The selection of new Acolytes is the responsibility of the Parish Priest.

New Acolytes are required to be at least 21 years of age and to have functioned as Senior Servers for at least three months prior to Acolyte Training.

It is recommended that they be Instituted Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

A ‘Working with Children Check’ card is required by Western Australian State Government legislation for all who are considered to work with children in the course of their duties, that is, for those who are working with any person under eighteen (18) years of age.


The Acolyte Training program for the Archdiocese of Perth is carried out bi-annually.