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"The altar server occupies a privileged place in the liturgical celebration. The altar server presents himself to a community and experiences firsthand that Jesus Christ is present and active in every liturgical act." Pope John Paul II August 12,2001
They are called to serve at the Altar and share in a ministry that has a long history in the worship of the Church. They enhance the quality of the liturgical celebration for the whole gathered assembly by assisting the presider and helping to ensure that the liturgy flows smoothly. They lead processions, hold the Missal and other books for the presider .