Altar Servers

Nativity BVM Church offers young Catholics an opportunity to grow in their faith and become more active in the Mass by serving as Altar Servers. Altar Servers are young people who assist the priest and deacon during Mass.


 If you are interested in serving at Mass, please contact the rectory to sign up for training or placement on the schedule.

General Responsibilities

Please refer to the Altar Server Handbook OLHC & NAT for Nativity BVM and Our Lady Help of Christians for detailed information of the requirements to serve Mass, and an explanation of the many functions and items used at Mass.

 Altar Server’s Schedules

Use the links below to view the current schedule for servers at Nativity BVM and OLHC

Altar server schedule – March-June 2015


Altar Server’s Prayer

Open my mouth, O Lord, to bless Your Holy Name. Cleanse my heart from all evil and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding and inflame my will that I may serve more worthily at Your Holy Altar. O Mary, Mother of Christ the High Priest, obtain for me the most important grace of knowing my vocation in life. Grant me a true spirit of faith and humble obedience so that I may ever behold the priest as a representative of God and willing to follow him in the Way, the Truth, and the Life of Christ. Amen.