Contact:  Fr. Michael Bissex -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Ministry of the Altar Server is to provide girls and boys of St. Patrick’s Church the opportunity to serve our parish community at Mass and in that way, develop a deeper appreciation of the Eucharist and service to our Christian community.

We are currently recruiting for new altar servers.  Many of our veteran servers are moving on to high school and college.  We, therefore, invite families to encourage their children to participate in this very important ministry.  Children who express an interest in becoming an altar server will participate in a series of training sessions with Fr. Bissex.


  • Must be Catholic
  • Have received First Holy Communion
  • Fourth grade (as of 9/19) in school or older
  • Enrollment in Catholic school is not a requirement, this is a parish-wide ministry

Training and Commissioning
Training covers the significance of the Mass and altar server responsibilities.  After training, the new altar servers will be commissioned and be put on a schedule to serve Mass and other liturgical services.


Altar Server Form

Contact:  Rectory Office (631) 385-3311 ext 200 

Lectors proclaim the Word of God and lead the Prayer of the Faithful in the absence of the deacon at Mass and other liturgies as required. The Lector may also welcome worshipers and introduce the Mass before the liturgy and read announcements after communion. If you are gifted with a clear speaking voice, a general and prayerful understanding of the Scriptures you may consider this ministry. Lector schedules are prepared by a parish volunteer in three-month blocks.  Flexibility in scheduling permits ministers to volunteer for dates and Masses meeting their individual needs.   Training includes an introduction to the ministry at our parish, schedule process, practice with microphones and “shadowing” an experienced minister as needed.


Updated: 07/30/2019