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Altar Servers

Dear Altar Servers, you are, in fact, already apostles of Jesus! When you take part in the Liturgy by carrying out your altar service, you offer a witness to all. Your absorption, the devotion that wells up from your heart and is expressed in gestures, in song, in the responses: if you do it correctly and not absent-mindedly, then in a cetain way your witness is one that moves people. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the bond of friendship with Jesus. You are very close to Jesus in the Eucharist, and this is the most important sign of his friendship for each one of us...So it is, my dear Altar Servers, that my last words to you are: May you always be friends and apostles of Jesus Christ.

-Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Message to Altar Servers

Please contact Fr. Michael Grzesik at mgrzesik@churchofstmary.org or the Parish Center Office at 847-234-0205 if you have any questions.

 

How To Use the Altar Server Google Calendar Below:

Click on the name of whom you wish to add to your own google calendar and click 'copy to my calendar'.  Can also be added to an iphone or other smartphone calendars.  Best to view in AGENDA.