ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY
SAINT VINCENT de PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH
SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO
Altar serving is a long standing and proud tradition of the Catholic Church. Formerly known as Acolytes followed by the label Altar Boys and now the proper term is Altar Servers. At one time the Ministry was strictly reserved for males, however in 1983 the Cannon Law was changed to allow girls and women to participate in the ministry.
Saint Vincent de Paul Parish has a strong, viable and thriving Altar Server program headed by Mr. Albert A. Henderson and under the direct guidance and supervision of Father Oliver Obele. We have a compliment of 19 servers ranging from the age of nine (9) to the early seventies. Each Spring a robust recruiting effort is conducted as we solicit 1st Communion Candidates into joining this wonderful Ministry. However, anyone satisfying the requisites of having made their First Communion, either male or female, young or young at heart, are welcome to contact Albert Henderson @ (575) 388-3177 or the Parish Office @ (575) 538-9373 at any time to commence the procedures in becoming an Altar Server. We urge you to please come and serve the Lord at the Altar you will find the experience rewarding, gratifying, exciting and spiritually uplifting.