Attention families: Altar servers are needed

Now that most COVID protocols have been lifted in our diocese and church, altar servers can return.

Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament has a wonderful tradition of dedicated youngsters and young people who serve weekend Mass and special services. We only have a handful of servers remaining, and they have been sent an email about returning so we can begin to schedule them very soon.

We are in need, however of many more servers, especially for the 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday liturgies. Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday also can use more.

If your child is at least in third grade and has received First Communion, we urge you to consider signing up him or her to become an altar server. Once we get new servers, a training session will take place.

If we get enough volunteers, your child might have to serve only once a month, though they can serve more often if they like. A two-month schedule is sent via email in advance so you can plan your weekend when your child serves.

If you and can answer this call, send your child’s name, what Mass he or she can serve and your email address as soon as possible to Fran Perritano at

We ask that you prayerfully consider this request so our parish can continue this beautiful tradition.