Knights of the Altar


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The Knight of the Altar help boys of the parish (whom have received their First Communion) to learn to serve at Holy Mass.  

The name Knights of the Altar was first coined by St. John Bosco in his ministry to youths of Italy.  Fr. Francis E. Benz was the first to formally organize and found the society for altar boys in 1938. Fr. Benz was a priest in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul, Minnesota which gave the Knights these following objectives:

1. To form a worthy guard of honor to our Divine Eucharistic King, in whose service we willingly assume the dignity and honor to become Knights of the Altar.

2. To render faithful, reverent and edifying service to God by assisting his visible representatives, the Bishops and Priests, in offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and in all other liturgical and devotional functions.

3. To enkindle greater piety and devotion in the hearts of the faithful of the congregation whom we represent at the altar, by reverently performing the duties of our holy office and by a good example in our daily lives.

4. To foster vocation among members.

Contact the parish office for more information on becoming a member.