Definition of altar server in English:

altar server


  • A person who acts as a priest's assistant during a service, especially in the Roman Catholic Church.

    ‘the cardinals made the short walk to the chapel, led by altar servers’
    • ‘The procession was preceded with the cross bearers carried by the altar servers.’
    • ‘Fr. Farrell Cawley extends thanks to all who helped enhance services and make them so enjoyable, the choir, readers, altar servers and congregation.’
    • ‘Everyone who will play an active part in the ceremony - the candidates for Confirmation, their sponsors, the readers and the altar servers - are expected to attend.’
    • ‘Female altar servers were introduced to St. Ita's Church for the very first time.’
    • ‘During the holiday season the rota for altar servers can be upset.’
    • ‘"Not even the Pope himself would have seven altar servers to serve Mass for him," he told the congregation.’
    • ‘A regular altar server at the church, he also helped to lead evening services.’
    • ‘He complimented the children's singing, the parish choir and the altar servers.’
    • ‘Altar servers accompanied by an adult and dressed in altar apparel are most welcome.’
    • ‘When I was a young altar server, my father would accompany me to early morning Mass.’