Eligibility: Any Immaculate Conception youth currently in the 5th Grade through 12th Grade,who has recieved Holy Communion may enter training to become an Altar Server. Servers are also required to take part in training sessions and in-service meetings during the year.
The Patron Saint of Altar Servers:
The patron saint of Altar Servers is St. Tarcisius, martyred around the year 255 AD. While taking communion to Christian prisoners at the age of twelve, Tarcisius was attacked by a pagan mob, and died defending the Host. It is said that when the pagans searched him afterwards, there was no trace of the Sacrament. Tarcisius is the patron of First Communicants, Altar Servers, and a Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. Tarcisius had a loving and heroic devotion to our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. May all our Altar Servers strive to do the same. St. Tarcisius ... Pray for us.