The office of Divine Worship and Liturgy hosted an altar servers’ workshop/retreat at the Mother of Mercy Shrine in Magaliesburg from 4 to 6 October. Ninety altar servers from various parishes and deaneries attended. The workshop focused on:
- Duties of altar servers during Mass
- Serving when the Archbishop/Bishop is the Presider
- Conduct of altar servers during Mass and out of Mass and
- Altar servers’ cassocks for different seasons.
The workshop was facilitated by Fr Lawrence Ndlovu.
The retreat was more on reflection and praying for themselves and each other. Everybody had the opportunity to walk up, and pray, on top of the mountain. Mass was celebrated every day by Vicar of the department, Fr Benedict Mahlangu.
Head of the Liturgy Department, Annastacia Mphuthi, coordinated the programme assisted by Kgothatso Spider.
The department thanks all the parents and priests who supported them throughout this journey. It was good experience for the young people, she said. “We hope they will share the experience and all what they have learned to other altar servers at their parishes,” she added.