The ministry of acolyte is a serving ministry of the Church that comes from ancient times. From those days until now acolytes have been faithful and conscientious men, women, boys and girls, who love the Lord Jesus Christ and love serving Him at his sacred altar. It is an honor to be selected as one who serves, and, truly a ministry to God and God’s people. The Acolytes vest (put on robes), light the candles on the altar, lead the procession into the church at the beginning of the service, and assist the clergy in preparing the altar for communion. At special services, acolytes light extra candles and sometimes serve as thurifer, swinging the censer. At the end of the service, acolytes lead the procession out of the church and extinguish the candles. Children (3rd grade and above) and adults are welcome to serve as acolytes. Please contact Tom Daley for more information.