NOTE: Our Ordinary Form altar boys are still not back to our normal serving procedures. At this time only scheduled high school servers may vest and serve a particular Mass. We hope to open serving up to younger altar boys soon.
Holy Trinity is honoring the long tradition and practice of having boys and young men serve our priests at the altar, and any boy who has received his First Holy Communion and has completed 2nd grade is eligible to begin training to become an altar boy.
Our parish is blessed to celebrate both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church!
The Ordinary Form is often referred to as the Novus Ordo and may be celebrated in Latin or a vernacular language like English or Spanish. This is the Mass that most of you are familiar with and at which you will typically begin to serve.
The Extraordinary Form is often called the Traditional Latin, or Tridentine, Mass and is celebrated only in Latin. This Mass requires that you memorize a little Latin, because in the Extraordinary Form the servers typically make all of the responses on behalf of the congregation, at least at Low Masses. It’s not hard to memorize, but it does take a little practice.
It would be a blessing for our parish to have as many boys as possible learn to reverently serve both Forms of the Mass!
New First Communicants can usually begin to serve in the Ordinary Form as early as winter of 3rd grade and in the Extraordinary Form as early as the spring of 4th grade.
While we do not have any general training scheduled at this time, we have created a draft mini-website with training and other information for our servers here.
If you have any questions about serving the Extraordinary Form Mass, please see Mr. Mead before or after any of those Masses. For more information on the Extraordinary Form at Holy Trinity, see the EF page here.
If you have any questions about serving the Ordinary Form Mass, please contact Connor Kleb, who served as a Holy Trinity altar boy himself years ago, by filling out this form: