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.

In the absence of an Acolyte a Senior Altar Minister does all that is required to facilitate the dignity of the celebration of the Mass under the supervision of the parish priest or chaplain.

Areas covered in the three Training Sessions:

· Overview of what is required for the celebration of the Mass

· Setting the Altar

· Understanding the Roman Missal

· Understanding the Lectionary

Archdiocese Guidelines

Guidelines for Acolytes, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These guidelines are offered as the fruit of the experience of the Perth Church in regard to the development of the ministries of Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Acolytes

New Publication

Training Manual for Altar Ministers

Training Manual for those training Parish Altar Ministers