The Office of Vocations will host the fourth annual Altar Server Festival on Sunday, August, 4, at St. John the Baptist Church and St. John's Community Center, located at 39 and 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick.
The festival begins with a Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley for altar servers and their families. The Mass is followed by fun altar server games and a family BBQ dinner.
1:30 PM - Servers arrive and register for the event with family members. Servers vesting for Mass should arrive by 1:30 p.m. and go directly to the new St. John's Community Center to get ready.
2:00 PM - Mass with Bishop Deeley and clergy in St. John the Baptist Church. Servers up to age 18 are encouraged to bring robes or cassocks from their local parishes (with permission) and to vest for the Mass and sit together with other servers.
3:30 PM - Server games on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church and St. John's School. Servers have time to change after Mass into more athletic attire for the server games. Games are for servers up to age 18.
5:30 PM - The Knights of Columbus are serving a BBQ dinner of hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. Families who wish to stay for dinner must register online by July 26 and are asked to donate $10 to help cover costs.
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