If anyone serves me, he must follow me;
and where I am, there will my servant be also.
If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
- John 12.26
The primary role of the altar server is to assist the presider in the celebration of the Sunday Liturgy. This is done through specific practical actions such as carrying the cross in the opening procession and assisting at the altar. Other ways that Altar Servers assist is by the example that they set for the Assembly. Because they are sitting in full view of the assembly they lead by setting the example by their singing and responses to the various parts of the mass, not to mention their demeanor. Other than serving at Masses, the Altar Servers have training meetings throughout the year for special liturgies. We are not all work and no play however, since we have special outings as a group in appreciation for the service they provide.