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Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM | St. John Bosco Catholic School
A Formation Day for Altar Servers of the Archdiocese
Join altar servers from across the Archdiocese for a formation day at St. John Bosco Catholic School to learn how to serve Mass in ways prescribed by the liturgical norms. Participants will attend Mass celebrated by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, followed by segments of theory and hands-on workshop practice. After lunch, boys and girls will be divided and learn more about vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
How to Register
Registration must be completed by a parish leader or representative on behalf of altar servers. If you are an altar server who wants to attend this formation day, please contact the leader in charge of the altar serving ministry at your parish. Please have the names of your altar servers ready to add to your registration roster.
Parish leaders: Sign-up by creating an account below. For additional information, contact Juan Carlos Carreno at [email protected] or at 210-734-1679.
Schedule of the Day
9:00 AM Check-In (Gym)
10:00 AM Mass with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
11:15 AM Keynote Speaker (Theory)
11:30 AM Hands-On Training (Workshop)
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Divide boys and girls into two groups for afternoon vocational information
1:15 PM Boys arrive at Assumption Seminary; Girls remain at St. John Bosco
3:30 PM Boys arrive back to St. John Bosco. End of day.
Workshop Stations for Hands-On Training
Station 1 Smells and Bells
Learn about the procession, the incense, and the bells during Mass.
Station 2 Know Your Altar
Learn about how to set the altar and the vocabulary of the items involved.
Station 3 Missal Control
Learn about how to handle the Roman Missal during Mass for special rituals.