Altar servers may be male or female, young or old. Altar servers have a special ministry in the Church. Far more than mere “helpers” of the celebrant at Mass, they are servants of Jesus Christ, The Eternal High Priest. The altar server has a privileged place in liturgical celebrations. They experience from close at hand that Jesus Christ is present and active in every liturgy. Altar servers are called to be serving friends of Jesus, striving to deepen and foster their friendship with Him.