We encourage acolytes to grow spiritually in the church by actively assisting in the worship of God during the Sunday services and at other special services. Acolytes perform a variety of duties, including carrying the cross in procession (Crucifer), carrying the torches (Torch Bearer) and carrying banners on occasion (Banner Bearer). Acolytes also assist the presider (or celebrant) in preparing the Holy Table for the Eucharist. All youth from fourth grade through high school age are encouraged to serve as acolytes, and adults are also invited and welcomed to serve in this capacity. Acolytes are trained by Mary Beth Seltzer, Lee Sparks, and Jeff Beard. For more information, contact the parish office, 731-424-0556.
Contact: Mary Beth Seltzer(mbseltzer [at] jmcss [dot] org)