161 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475

Tel: (860) 388-3787


222 McVeagh Road, Westbrook, CT 06498

Tel: (860) 399-9207

Parishes of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich, CT 


Serving the Communities of Greater Old Saybrook, Westbrook, and

Our Sister Parish, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Port Au Prince, Haiti



 © 2020 St. John & St. Mark Catholic Churches. All Rights Reserved.

Altar Serving

"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, that he has made me his servant and judged me faithful." (1 Timothy 2:12) 



Altar Serving is a wonderful way to show an active commitment to our faith while performing a holy service and allows the server to assist in the celebration. Individuals are trained in one or two sessions (usually a total of 3-6 hours) and then they are servers in training for 5-6 Masses where they participate in all aspects of the Mass from an Altar Server's perspective.

Upon completion of the training, Servers are installed at a Mass.


By that time, the Altar Servers will:

  • Know the order of the Liturgy of the Mass.

  • Be able to anticipate each movement and need of the Celebrant.

  • Will be able to perform their duties with grace and reverence.

  • Any parishioner age 7-95 yrs. old can train to be an Altar Server, but must have made their First Holy Communion to be installed.

The current Altar Serving schedule can be found here:





Contact for more information:



St. John: (860) 388-3787

Chairperson for St. John: June Getchius


St. Mark: (860) 399-9207

Chairperson for St. Mark: Rachel Higgins