Serving in the sanctuary during mass is a great privilege and honour. Like priests and deacons, the altar server is serving not only Our Lord but also the People of God, the parish community.
Boys and girls who have celebrated their First Communion and are regular members of the St Thomas parish community are welcome to join the altar servers. Altar servers are required for all the Sunday masses, including the Vigil.
Duties include cross-bearer, candle bearers (acolytes), thurifer and boat boy/girl (a position usually reserved for very young servers). Teenagers and adults are also welcome to join. Anyone who wishes to serve at either of the weekday masses is especially welcome.
Regular attendance at mass is expected, arriving 15min-20min before mass commences.
If anyone is interested in serving in the sanctuary then please contact one of the priests after mass or by visiting the presbytery.