Acolytes assist the priest in the preparation of the Eucharist (Communion) at the altar. Acolytes enhance parishioners’ worship experience by assisting in ceremonial tasks throughout the service such as carrying crosses, torches, flags, and banners during procession, lighting & extinguishing candles, and assisting the priest during the Gospel reading. Serving as an acolyte is a very rewarding and spiritual endeavor. It allows church youth to actively engage in the sacred ceremonies of worship.
If you are interested in learning more about how to serve as an acolyte, please contact the parish administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-865-3270.