Do you serve Holy Mass at a parish within the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh? Well, you are eligible to join the newly established Guild of St Cuthbert.

“Named after one of our local saints, St Cuthbert, the guild aims to encourage and reward the many faithful altar servers who serve in parishes throughout the Archdiocese,” writes Father Jamie McMorrin, Assistant Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies, in this week’s Scottish Catholic Observer.

“It’s our hope that St Cuthbert’s intercession, and the inspiring example of many dedicated priests of all ages, will help our young altar servers to stay close to Christ and his Church throughout their lives, and that, wherever God calls them, their experience as altar servers will bear lasting fruit in lives of generous service to God and to others.”

To qualify for membership, each altar server will have to serve at ten Sunday Masses, attend one training session and write a short essay about what being an altar server means to them.

Archbishop Cushley will then formally enrol them at the next Archdiocesan altar servers’ day this autumn, giving servers six months to complete the requirements. It is also hoped that there will be a medal awarded featuring the St Cuthbert’s Cross.

For more information or for application forms, please contact Father Jamie McMorrin at St Cuthbert, pray for them!