Sometimes referred to in other churches as altar boys/girls
The Acolyte Guild is a ministry of service to the clergy as well as the congregation. Our acolytes are required to perform many duties before, during and after the 10:00 A.M. services, in addition to the many holiday services. The commitment of this responsible group of young people is an asset to St. John’s parish. Their ability to work together and handle any added unexpected duty shows a level of maturity needed for the service at God’s Altar and cherished by the parish.There are about a dozen acolytes currently.
The Acolyte Guild is one way to nurture the spiritual growth of young Christians. Any child in fifth grade or above is encouraged to join this important ministry.