» Acolyte

Youth from 4th grade and up are eligible to serve as acolytes in our worship services at St. Francis.


Younger children are given simpler tasks such as carrying a processional candle, and receiving the offering collection plates as they learn and develop. Older and experienced acolytes also serve the altar and assist the deacon or priest, and other tasks.

Serving at the altar is a true privilege and communicates to our children and youth that their ministry is valuable and that they have an important place in the life of our parish family.

Deacon Linda Rosengren coordinates and trains the acolytes. She may be reached by email at: lindarosengren@aol.com