Altar Boys

012Our parish altar boys strive to give glory to God through service at His holy altar. They serve at High Mass and Low Mass, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and other liturgical ceremonies as torchbearers, acolytes, thurifers, crucifers, and masters of ceremonies.

This privilege is open to boys who have received first Holy Communion. For those willing to make serving at Mass a priority, our monthly meeting of altar boys meets on the second Saturday of each month after the 9 am Mass.

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 2024 Acolyte Boot Camp

Please join us for Acolyte Boot Camp from July 15 to July 19. Open to all boys who have received their First Holy Communion. We will be blessed with two FSSP seminarians to train the boys to serve at Low Mass, Sung Mass, Solemn High Mass, Vespers, and Benediction. This will be a great opportunity for your boys to learn new serving roles and we will have a special class dedicated to teaching the new boys their Latin prayers. Every evening we will have Vespers with ceremony, Exposition and Benediction, and Sung Mass or Solemn High Mass. This will give the boys many opportunities to serve in different roles. There is no cost to participate in Acolyte Boot Camp. Here is the daily schedule for that week:

            • 1pm: Check-in
            • 1:15pm: Talk from one of the seminarians
            • 1:30pm-4:15pm: Altar server training with intermittent breaks
            • 4:15-4:45pm Snacks and recreation
            • 5pm: Vespers with ceremony
            • 5:30pm: Exposition and Benediction
            • 6:30pm: Sung or Solemn High Mass with homily

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ST. LAWRENCE CHURCH

2024 ACOLYTE BOOT CAMP

REGISTRATION FORM

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Family Information

1. Parent/Guardian Name *Primary Contact
1. Phone Number *
2. Parent/Guardian Name Secondary Contact
2. Phone Number
Email *
Home Address
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Children Information

Please enter the name and ages of each child to be enrolled in the camp. If you have more than four (4) children to enroll, please make it known to Fr. Cortes via email: fr.cortes@stlawrence.cc



 
1. Child's Name
1. Age
2. Child's Name
2. Age
3. Child's Name
3. Age
4. Child's Name
4. Age
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Children Information (continued)

Please indicate the positions that your child(ren) is/are qualified to serve. (Leave blank if not qualified for any positions)

1. Child's Name: *
1. Qualified Positions: 
Torchbearer
Acolyte 2 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Low Mass
Acolyte 1 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 1 at Low Mass
Thurifer at Vespers
Acolyte 2 at Vespers
Thurifer at Sung Mass
Acolyte 1 at Vespers
Thurifer at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Sung Mass
MC at Vespers
Acolyte 1 at Sung Mass
MC at Sung Mass
Crucifer
MC at Solemn High Mass
2. Child's Name
2. Qualified Positions: 
Torchbearer
Acolyte 2 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Low Mass
Acolyte 1 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 1 at Low Mass
Thurifer at Vespers
Acolyte 2 at Vespers
Thurifer at Sung Mass
Acolyte 1 at Vespers
Thurifer at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Sung Mass
MC at Vespers
Acolyte 1 at Sung Mass
MC at Sung Mass
Crucifer
MC at Solemn High Mass
3. Child's Name
3. Qualified Positions: 
Torchbearer
Acolyte 2 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Low Mass
Acolyte 1 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 1 at Low Mass
Thurifer at Vespers
Acolyte 2 at Vespers
Thurifer at Sung Mass
Acolyte 1 at Vespers
Thurifer at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Sung Mass
MC at Vespers
Acolyte 1 at Sung Mass
MC at Sung Mass
Crucifer
MC at Solemn High Mass
4. Child's Name
4. Qualified Positions: 
Torchbearer
Acolyte 2 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Low Mass
Acolyte 1 at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 1 at Low Mass
Thurifer at Vespers
Acolyte 2 at Vespers
Thurifer at Sung Mass
Acolyte 1 at Vespers
Thurifer at Solemn High Mass
Acolyte 2 at Sung Mass
MC at Vespers
Acolyte 1 at Sung Mass
MC at Sung Mass
Crucifer
MC at Solemn High Mass
Do any of your children have special medical concerns?*
No
Yes
If yes, please indicate those concerns below.
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Camp Supervisor Information

If you are able, please consider helping us supervise the boot camp. Additional adults ensure adequate supervision for the altar servers during training, recreation, and other activities. 

Please indicate which day(s) you are available to assist at the camp.Each day begins at 1pm and ends at 6:30pm
Monday, July 15
Tuesday, July 16
Wednesday, July 17
Thursday, July 18
Friday, July 19
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Supervisor Information (continued)

In order to assist, each supervisor must have the proper youth protection clearances as required by the Diocese of Harrisburg. This consists of an online training, a disclosure statement, and necessary background checks. If you have not completed this process in the Diocese of Harrisburg, please begin as soon as possible. 

 
Please select from the following:
I have completed the requirements of the diocesan Youth Protection Program
I am in the process of completing the diocesan Youth Protection Program
I have not yet begun the process for the diocesan Youth Protection Program
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Policy Agreement

 

Acolyte Boot Camp Policies

  • No child is allowed to leave campus without supervision
  • You, as the parent of your child(ren) are responsible for their actions at all times, whether or not you are present while your child is in class.
  • Children are to be supervised by safe environment certified adults at all times.
  • Our priests are not available to supervise at any time.
  • All children shall abide by dress uniform standards as defined below for class/church and recreation time. 
  • A Camp Waiver must be submitted before any child can participate in the camp. 
 

Student Rules of Conduct

  • Children must be in class, the basement library, or the social hall where a supervisor is present at all times, or with a parent who is actively supervising the student.
  • Children will be expected to show proper respect for adult authority at all times. Instructors and staff should be addressed with Father, Dr., Mr., Mrs., or Miss along with the last name.
  • Children are not to bring electronic equipment (iPods, laptops, cell phones, game boys, etc.). Electronic devices should be left in the car or with a parent during class/choir hours.
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed including, but not limited to; pocket knives, airsoft, paintball or any other form of gun.
  • Each child is responsible for cleaning up after himself in the classrooms and after snack.
  • Except for in the cafeteria, no food or drinks are allowed in the buildings or the classrooms.
 

Dress Code

 

  • Standard uniform comprises of dark slacks (no jeans), dark shoes, and polo or button-down shirts with collars.
  • Shirts shall be tucked in and belts worn.
Accept Terms *

I have read and agree to the above policies, rules of conduct, and dress code.

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