Altar Servers – Youth & Adult

St. Peter’s has youth and adult altar servers who have the honor and privilege of assisting in the celebration of the Eucharist.  Each group has different responsibilities and training plans.

Youth Servers:  Boys and girls serve at Mass on weekends and holy days.  They generally choose the Mass they prefer and are scheduled to serve twice a month.  A prospective altar server must understand the importance of this ministry and have a sincere desire to serve the Lord at His table.  Parish youth that have received their First Reconciliation and Holy Communion and are at least in the fifth grade may become an altar server.  First they must successfully complete training that includes both classroom and practical hands-on instruction.   Three training sessions are scheduled each Fall.  Contact: Mark or Barb Hayes at 301-843-1257 or

Adult Servers:  Adult altar servers usually assist at weekday and funeral Masses. More adult servers are needed. Training is provided on an individual basis and schedules are flexible. Contact: Tom Wanner at 301-645-8405 or