Monday, March 22, 2010

"Boys Will Be Altar Boys"

“When boys and girls are mixed on the altar, the boys tend to be less participative. They defer to the girls...”

"Parishes With All-Male Altar Service Corps Tout the Benefits"

From The National Catholic Register
BY Joseph Pronechen

The altar servers at Holy Family Catholic Church in St. Louis Park, Minn., are a sight to behold. In their white surplices and black cassocks — red for special feasts like Christmas and Pentecost — six carry candles, while others process in with the cross, Sacramentary and incense thurible and boat. Between 12 and 20 altar servers assist at every Mass, every Sunday. On special feasts, the head count jumps to more than 30.

And the most astonishing facet of the scene: All of the altar servers are boys.

To read the rest of the article at Roman Catholic Vocations, please click here.

1 comment:

Cousin Vinnie said...

I'd like you to take a look at this great orthodox and traditional Irish Catholic blog. They've just posted about a retreat to a Cistercian monastery. looks like something you could tell your readers about and maybe link to or blogroll...

In Christo,

Vin L