Upcoming events:

  • Sat
    26
    May
    2018
    Vanakkamasam  Central park unit May 21 - 26
  • Sun
    27
    May
    2018
    Aylesford pilgrimage
  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018
    Vanakkamasam Canning town unit May 28 - 31
  • Fri
    01
    Jun
    2018
    End of Vanakkamasam
  • Sat
    09
    Jun
    2018
    Family Fun day
  • Tue
    03
    Jul
    2018
    Dukrana - Tuesday at 7pm
    7:00 pm

altar

Altar service

Altar Service is done by a well trained team in this mass centre.Their role is very important as he/she is one of the closest persons to the Altar and to the priest representing Jesus Christ during the celebration of the Holy Mass and the administration of Sacraments. Being a server means serving God and his people at the Holy Mass.  This mass Centre is blessed with a group of men and young boys who have taken it as a privilege to serve at the Altar.

In the early years it was Mr.Saji Uthuppu and Mr.Shino Lukose who were leading the service. From 2009 onwards Mr.Johnson Neelamkavil became the leader. Chaplain Rev. Fr. Innocent Puthentharayil took a lot of effort in shaping up a proper altar service team and introduced transliterate mass books to ensure the participation of children. And a group of dedicated boys learned the book and started participating actively.

From 2011, under the leadership of Mr. Jathin Thomas, Altar service developed to a great standard. This group of boys have been willingly serving the parish community over the last so many years. Every new member and also existing members get training at regular intervals from the priest and also from the team leader. Formerly only men and boys could serve, but from 2014 girl members are also permitted in the team

Altar Server’s Qualifications

Altar Servers should be baptized Catholics, who have received their first Holy Communion.
Minimum age 4th grade, male or female. They are individuals who strive to live a
moral and faithful life. They should be mature enough to understand their responsibilities, and carry them out with appropriate reverence. Altar Servers should receive Holy Communion in the masses they serve, so they should go to regular confession. Altar Servers should be able to respond appropriately to the parts of the mass, both recited prayers. Needless to say that proper behaviour and attire are expected of them all throughout.

Members

Mr. Jathin Thomas –Leader
Alan Sabu
Abel Anto Karathra
Benson Benny
Colin Mathew
Edwin Kadavy
Elton Kadavy
Kevin Paul
Kelvin Paul
Kevin Mathew
Noel Jose
Nevil Jose
Nevin Saji