Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the priest and deacon in the celebration of the Mass so the liturgy can be conducted with grace and reverence.  They assist the presider at the chair and at the altar by carrying the processional cross, lighting the candles, holding the books, setting the altar, carrying the incense and a variety of other tasks during the service.  This ministry helps to develop a sense of participation in parish life and a love for the church's liturgical life, while growing closer to God in one's own life.  It also offers an opportunity to understand the rewards of service toward others and their community.  Altar Servers assist all Masses, Stations of the Cross, Benediction, and other special events.  Both youth (5th grade and up) and adults are eligible for this ministry.  Training normally takes place during the summer and fall or as the need arises. 

Please contact the parish office at 410-721-5770.


Altar Server Program Information

More detailed information about the altar server program at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton church can be found by clicking here.  This information is intended for anyone who may be interested in becoming an altar server, and for present altar servers who want a review of some basic things they should already know.


Training Materials


Notes for Holy Week & Easter


Information for Parents and Servers

o Patron Saint of Altar Servers