This is the first comprehensive book for teaching children how to serve at the altar since the days of memorizing Latin phrases and learning the correct way to hold a paten! Serve God with Gladness: A Manual for Servers is unique because it takes the ever-present iinistry of server seriously while addressing the contemporary needs of todays young altar servers.
In these pages servers will learn about the different liturgies at which they may be called to serve Sunday Mass, daily Mass, funerals, weddings, Morning and Evening prayer, the visit of the Bishop. The author is a veteran server who began serving when he was in the fourth grade.
His expertise on church environment is reflected in clear discussions of the church building and of poking around in the nooks and crannies of the sacristy. In true workbook style, many pages have sections to fill in and activities to do. Information and guidelines from the adults who work with servers can be noted in specific areas. Artwork, photographs and diagrams illustrate actions and movement clearly.
Vocabulary words are indicated in bold type and their definitions can be found in the glossary in the back of the book. Quantity pricing makes it possible for you to buy each server his or her own copy.