Why altar service is important for youngsters

In addition to contributing their support to the liturgical celebration, altar servers develop certain qualities through their service,
Responsibility. Altar servers must memorize the Mass and commit to a regular schedule of service.
Ÿ Punctuality. Servers are required to arrive early to each Mass in order to determine their roles, prepare items and dress in their albs.
Ÿ Attentiveness. Altar servers learn the deeper meaning behind each step of the liturgy.
Ÿ Poise. Servers must spring into action when mistakes are made. They know to step in when an item is misplaced and smooth out any rough edges during the Mass.
Ÿ Maturity. Altar service contributes to a server’s maturity as they learn lessons and put their knowledge into practice.

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