Altar Server Festival

The Office of Vocations hosts a festival for Altar Servers throughout the state of Maine. 

The festival includes a special Mass with Bishop Robert Deeley, servers, and their families; fun 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 1:30PM.

2:00 PM - Mass with Bishop Deeley and clergy. 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 ground of the church. 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 and are asked to donate $10 to help cover costs.


Altar Servers should dress up for Mass. No tee shirts, open-toed shoes, or jeans. Servers should bring a change of active clothes for the games after Mass. Parents/guardians and siblings may also bring casual clothing to change into for the afternoon if they would like.


All servers are invited, with permission from their priests or altar server coordinators, to bring a server robe or cassock and surplice from their parish to wear for Mass with Bishop Deeley. Servers who plan to wear robes or cassock and surplice at Mass must arrive by 1:30 p.m. so that they can prepare for Mass.

Sponsored by the Diocese of Portland Office of Vocations in collaboration with the Knights of Columbus.


This is a family event. For safety and emergency reasons, at least one parent or guardian must be present on campus with their child/children for the duration of the event. Children may not be transported or supervised by other parents or adults or dropped off at this event. Thank you for your understanding.

Questions?  Need more information?  Email [email protected]

Looking forward to seeing you at the next festival!