At St. Gabriel’s we encourage youths to participate in the worship service. In so doing they can develop spiritually and feel a sense of self-worth and usefulness at church. An acolyte can assist in worship by carrying the processional cross, lighting/outing candles, holding torches, swinging the thurible or carrying the incense boat, handing offering plates to ushers and other helpful tasks.
Our acolytes receive training for the tasks they are assigned to perform on the altar. We have an open invitation for interested youngsters, male and female, to participate. Every Fall our acolytes attend the National Acolyte Festival in Washington DC. Save the date for this year’s festival: Saturday, October 12, 2019
For more information, contact Mr. Michael Ashby, Acolytes Coordinator.