"The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and [your] joy..."
-Pope Francis, World Youth Day 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
St. Joseph Catholic Church provides young Catholics with the opportunity to grow stronger in their faith and become more active in the celebration of the Mass by altar serving.
In his August 1, 2011, address to altar servers, Pope John Paul II said, "Your commitment to the altar is not only a duty but a great honour, a true holy service...The altar server has a privileged place in liturgical celebrations. Those who serve at Mass present themselves to a community. They experience from close at hand that Jesus Christ is present and active in every liturgy...Therefore in the liturgy you are far more than mere "helpers of the parish priest". Above all, you are servants of Jesus Christ, the eternal High Priest."
Young people who have received their First Holy Communion and whose families are registered with St. Joseph Church, are invited and strongly encouraged to become altar servers.