Senior Altar Ministers

Senior Altar Ministers

The Archdiocesan Guidelines for Altar Ministers, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and Acolytes allows for Senior Altar Ministers in the Archdiocese of Perth. The minimum age requirement for Senior Altar Ministers is 18 years of age. Men and women can be Senior Altar Ministers.

  • They may assist with the distribution of Communion if they are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
  • They may assist with the distribution of Communion as an ad-hoc Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, if needed.
  • In the absence of an Acolyte for a particular liturgical celebration a Senior Server does all that is required to facilitate the dignity of the celebration under the supervision of the parish priest or chaplain.

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.