Photo provided by: 
Rich Colombo


Serve at the altar

Acolytes assist the priest and augment the ritual during the celebration of the liturgy.

Your Ministry

If you are a registered parishioner — adult or youth in 3rd grade or above— you’re invited to join this team-based and inter-generational ministry.

  • Serve with a team once a month during the celebration of the Eucharist.
  • Receive one-on-one training with a mentor.
  • Current acolytes can access the secure user group page by logging into the Acolyte user group page on MyBasilica.

Your Commitment

  • After training, you’ll serve once per month.
  • You may volunteer to serve on holy days of obligation; for the liturgy of the hours, baptisms, weddings, and funerals; and for Christmas and Easter liturgies. There are special rehearsals for Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter.
  • Once a year, all ministries gather together for reflection and celebration.