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Altar Servers

Altar Servers

Mission Basilica School students  have the opportunity  to  participate in  the very special  Altar Server Ministry  assisting  Priests & Deacons at  Mass. Mission  Basilica School  offers a very  unique  setting for Altar Servers to serve in the  Basilica, a National Shrine and one of only seventy four  Basilicas  in  the United States. Servers may also be able to serve  in the historic  Serra Chapel. Built in 1782,  the Chapel is the oldest Church in California  and the oldest building still in use in California.

Mission School students are trained to serve Mass, beginning in 5th grade.  Weekly,  students from Mission Basilica School grades 5-8,  participate as Altar Servers  at the Basilica’s 8:30am Friday Mass. After receiving training, during their Religion Class, 5th grade students are teamed up to serve with older students which provides them with additional “on the job” training. 7th and 8th grade students may also serve funeral and memorial Masses, helping grieving families through a difficult time. Our students can also choose to serve at weekend Masses.

For information regarding the Altar Server Ministry, contact Mr. Don Heffern  at donpaulheffern@gmail.com,  or by calling the Mission Basilica Office, (949) 234-1360.