The liturgical ministry of the Acolyte is to assist the priest and deacon at mass, and for the service of the altar. Acolytes also take communion to the sick in the parish and to the elderly at Donovan House.

Acolytes are rostered on Masses at the weekend, and some Acolytes serve at Masses during the week. They also make themselves available to assist at special masses and Holy Hour services too.

There are currently 11 active Acolytes in the Parish. 

The minimum age requirement for an Acolyte is 21 years of age. After training to be Acolytes, they are then instituted by the Archbishop or Bishop at a ceremony at the St Mary's Cathedral. All Acolytes are registered with the Centre for Liturgy.

If you feel you are called to this ministry, please speak to the Parish Priest or Deacon Trevor Lyra.

David Theseira
Acolyte Co-ordinator