Altar Serving


Altar serving is a time-honored volunteer opportunity for Catholic students in Grades 5-8 to give back to their parish and to serve God. Altar servers are present at all the parish Masses, weekdays and weekends, weddings and funerals. They assist the priest during Stations of the Cross and other special liturgies related to the holy days.

Training is offered each fall and is open to all elementary students 5th grade and above, including high school students.  Training consists of two or three sessions with a written test at the end of the final session.  New servers receive additional on-the-job training from experienced servers during their first few Masses. 


Please contact St. Jane de Chantal Rectory (301-530-1550) for additional information.  Also see the Altar Server Brochure.