|St Michael's, Worthing Servers with Bishop Kieran |
They were the main serving group at the Mass
Fr Dominic O'Hara, recently installed as Parish Priest of Littlehampton and Rustington, and Director of the Guild of St Stephen for Altar Servers in the Diocese welcomed all the servers and the parishes they represented. He views this annual Mass as an opportunity for Altar Servers in the Diocese to gather together once a year, to be thanked for their work and encourage them for the future.
After Bishop Kieran's homily he inducted 8 Altar Servers, both girls and boys, into the Guild. All 8 declared their willingness to serve with diligence and dignity and then recited together the Guild Promise:
to blessed Mary, our Mother
and to our holy patron, Saint Stephen.
And I promise to do my best
to serve regularly
with reverence and understanding,
for the glory of God,
the service of his Church,
and my own eternal salvation.