altar server


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altar server

n.
Christianity An attendant to an officiating cleric in the performance of a liturgical service; an acolyte.
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Archbishop Kelly met Lance Bombardier McLaughlin's father, who was an altar server at the Lancaster church where he first worked as a parish priest.
The former St Davids Cathedral choirboy and altar server at St Brigid's Church in Cardiff was a musician and sportsman.
The Yorkshire-born bishop said he was brought up as High Anglican and was an altar server at a liberal Catholic church.
Women were more likely to have participated in faith formation or liturgical ministries (except altar servers), while men more commonly reported working in hospital or prison ministries, being an altar server, or teaching in a Catholic school.
The case in question was made to the OHRT in June 2009 by Jim Corcoran, a homosexual former altar server at St.
He is an altar server for his church, a camp staff member and a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Siobhan's mother Pat Delaney, 52, said her daughter was an "exceptional teenager", who was an altar server at church and went to a local youth group.
A priest for 48 years, Father Somerville said daily Mass in Latin with Gibson acting as his altar server, when the movie was filmed in Italy last year.
Worcester Crown Court heard that the 46-year-old - known as Brother John to the boys - would grope them on a weekly basis while teaching bell-ringing and altar server duties in the sacristy.
The honour of the switch-on went to 80-year-old Vincent Bradley, who began as an altar server at the cathedral at the age of nine and still does the job today.
He served as an altar boy at Saint Mary's Parish, as an altar server in various military assignments, and as an usher at his beloved Saint Michael Parish in Hudson, MA for nearly 40 years.
Allowing girls to serve doesn't prevent a single boy from signing up to be an altar server.