Junior and Senior Altar Ministers

The Ministry 

The Altar Ministers special ministry is to take part in the procession to and from the sanctuary and assist in areas pertaining to the altar and ambo allocated to them.

They assist with the smooth flow of the liturgical rite, enhancing the spirit of worship and prayer.

Altar Ministers enable the priest and the congregation to celebrate the Eucharist in a worthy manner.

Junior Altar Ministers are to be baptised Catholics seven years or older, male or female.

Senior Altar Ministers can be either female or male.  Senior Altar Ministers can do everything an Acolyte can do when assisting at the Altar for Mass.

Training and Formation

Junior  and Senior Altar Minister training and ongoing formation programs take place at parish level.

To assist with the training process download this publication Manual for Training Altar Ministers