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Altar Servers

We recognise the valuable role young people can play in our church, their involvment is encouraged from a young age. Our parish has a strong team of Altar Servers who have an important role assisting in Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.  Once a child has made their First Communion they can join the Altar Serving team. Please phone 01-4509191 if you are want your child to join our Altar Server Team.

Why is the Celebrant last in the procession?

The procession at the start of Mass is lead by the Altar Servers, usually the youngest members of the procession. The celebrant comes last in the procession, not because he is more important than others but because he is servant of the servant. The speed of the procession is always dictated by the speed of the Altar Servers, in this way the celebrant is reminded that he is always there to serve the least of the community, the weakest or the most vulnerable. He cannot go rushing ahead. He must wait and be sensitive to the needs of those in front. It tells us that every member of the community is important and that we are all invited to serve one another.

Parish Office Phone: 01 4509191 (9.00 am to 3.00 pm) | Email: greenhillsparish@eircom.net | Priest Phone: 01 4504040 / 01 4506617