The Acolyte Program offers the youth of our parish an additional, meaningful way to contribute to our collective worship and participate in the liturgy. Children in Grades 4 and above are eligible to participate, and are encouraged to take on increased responsibilities as they get older. All acolytes and Crucifers are trained, mentored, and supported by the adult Altar Lay Ministers, the Clergy, and the acolyte coordinator. Acolytes are scheduled and serve in varied groupings an average of 3-4 times per academic semester, and when no youth are scheduled, adults fill these roles. We are grateful for the contributions these younger parish members bring to our worship.
Highlights of the past year: Along with so many aspects of our collective worship during this past “COVID year,” the youth acolyte program was on hiatus from January 2021 through August 2021. Therefore, the biggest highlight is that @ September 2021, WE’RE BACK – smaller in numbers, masked up, but BACK! Thrilled to have the 11 young people listed below, and always eager to welcome back former acolyte families as well as welcome new recruits.
Contact: Meg Bridge, Acolyte Coordinator