Altar servers, parents, clergy and pastoral centre staff gathered with Bishop Albert Thévenot in Prince Albert recently for the annual Altar Server Appreciation Day. (Photo by Louis Hradecki)
PRINCE ALBERT — A large number of altar servers, parents, clergy and pastoral centre staff gathered at Parr Place in Prince Albert for the ninth annual Altar Server Appreciation Day hosted by Prince Albert Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr.
The annual event is a time for altar servers from parishes from across the diocese to share in games of faith and to meet others, forming new friendships or renewing old ones. Sounds of laughter and cheering filled the grounds of the outdoor event as the youth participated in the challenging events.
The afternoon concluded with a liturgy of the word at which Thévenot, in his address to the altar servers, thanked them for their service to their parishes. He also reminded them to spread the good news of Jesus Christ by looking outward, beyond themselves, and sharing an attitude of peace with others in their communities.
The liturgy concluded with a ceremony in which gifts of appreciation were presented to each altar server present. Special certificates were given to those who had served longer than five years.
Co-ordinators were pleased with the turnout and the events of the day. All thanked God for the beautiful sunny day.