Altar Servers

The altar server occupies a privileged place in the liturgical celebration . . . You are much more than simple helpers of the parish priest. Above all, you are servers of Jesus Christ, of the eternal High Priest. Thus, you altar servers are called in particular to be young friends of Jesus.

Pope St. John Paul II, General Audience, Rome, August 1, 2001

St. Columbkille is always recruiting new altar servers to serve the 4PM Vigil Mass on Saturdays and the 9:30 AM, 11:15 AM, and 5:00 PM Masses on Sundays. All boys and girls who (1) are currently in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades and (2) have been baptized and received First Communion are welcome to become St. Columbkille’s altar servers!

Please contact Fr. Chris Bae if your son or daughter is interested in this formative and worthwhile opportunity to serve the Church and grow closer to Jesus. Fr. Chris can be reached at 617-782-5774 or

Also, please look for announcements in the fall about the next altar server training sessions, which, when scheduled, will be held after school at 3:15 PM until 4PM at St. Columbkille (upper church).