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Rites of Installation

Rites of Installation

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Saint Vincent Parish altar servers rite
Saint Vincent Parish altar servers rite

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Rites of Installation and/or Renewal for Altar Servers
(After the Homily)Coordinator: In virtue of my position as Coordinator of the Altar Servers of Saint Vincent Parish, Ipresent to you the aspiring altar servers who have undergone necessary training
to answer God’s call
to serve at His Holy Altar.
(All sacristans to be installed will stand, candles will be lighted.)Priest: Let them stand and be examined who are to enter the Society of Altar Servers of St. VincentChurch, who will serve at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, assist at Benediction of the Most Blessed
Sacrament, and take an active part in other Church functions.”
 (Altar servers raise their right hand)Priest:
“Do you promise to be present on time for each and every assignm
ent you will have as an Altar
server, and to be neat and clean as this privilege demands?”
“We do so promise.”
“Do you promise to serve so devoutly as to be a help to the devotion and prayer of all who
watch you represent them at the
“We do so promise.”
“Do you promise to conduct yourselves outside the church in a way that will make all proud tohave you as their representative in assisting the priest at God’s Altar?”
“With God’s help and the example and prayers of our fellow members, we do so promise.”
“May Almighty God be witness to your intentions.”
 Coordinator: Let those who have been approved to enter the society of Saint Vincent Altar comeforward(Altar servers to be installed form a single line and come forward with their parents)Priest: Wear this cassock, in which you are vested, with the greatest respect, for it is part of the armoryou shall wear as an Altar Server in the service of your Lord and Master Jesus Christ.(The priest advances to the Communion rail, distributes the cassock and assists in clothing the newlyinstalled altar servers. Altar server goes back to his/her respective seat.)
Induction of Officers
Coordinator: At this point of time, may I call on our elected Altar Servers who will serve as officers fortheir induction.(Officers come forward facing the Altar and raise their right hand)Priest : Do you have a sufficient knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of your respective officeand of all the rules and regulations of the SVP Altar Servers so as to be able to carry them outfaithfully?Officers: We do.
 Priest: Do you promise not to allow anything except serious illness or grave reason to keep you fromattending the regular meetings of the Organization and from attending to your duties in general?Officers: We promise.Priest: Will you work earnestly and zealously to further your own spiritual good and that of your fellowKnights, as well as to do everything possible to see that Christ, your Eucharistic King, is served withexactness and honor?Officers: We willPriest : I now hold you responsible for your brothers and sisters in the Society of Altar Servers. I praythat our Divine Eucharistic King may guide you always and that under the protection of our BlessedMother Mary you may draw always closer to Christ and lead every Altar Server closer to His SacredHeart in the faithful performance of your sacred trust. I will always cooperate with you to the best of my ability.(Officers go back to their respective seats)
Renewal of Vows
Priest: Let those who are to renew their Pledge of Service as Members in the Society Saint VincentParish Altar Servers stand(all old Altar Servers stand)Oldest Altar Server: Please raise your right hand and repeat after meI, __(state your name)___, hereby renew my pledge of service/ to Almighty God and his holyChurch/ by observing faithfully the rules and obligations/ of the Society of Altar Servers/ and Ipromise/ to be a loyal member at all times./ I promise to serve Christ my King,/ Lord of Lords/with fidelity and honor./ Mary, His Immaculate Mother,/ shall be my Queen and my Lady,/ and Ishall be her devoted champion./ I further promise to treat others/ with respect and justice,/ tolive an upright personal life/, and to profess and defend/ the rights of God and His HolyChurch./Coordinator: May I request all the
Altar Servers to kneel and recite the Altar Servers’ Prayer
.I offer myself to God Almighty, to Blessed Mary ever Virgin, and to our Holy Patron St. Vincentand I promise to do my best to serve reverently, intelligently, and regularly, having the glory of God and my own eternal salvation as my object.O Lord Jesus Christ, if I am weak in my faith, strengthen me. Help me to devote myself to YourHoly Gifts. Guide me in the path that leads to Your Kingdom. Teach me to become a betterChristian so that I may wear the altar server's robe worthily and in humility. My prayer is toserve You in all my thoughts, words and deeds and to become a better Christian so that in all Ido I may testify to Your glory. For blessed glorified is your Holy name of the Father Son and HolySpirit. Amen!Priest: By the power vested in me by the church, I accept your pledge and exhort you to persevere inyour good intentions. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

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