The Acolyte Guild is comprised of the parish youth and they are selected to serve in this ministry by the rector. Their main function is to serve with the priest in liturgical services each Sunday and on other feasts and holy days. Their duties include lighting and extinguishing the various candles, assisting at the Eucharistic altar, carrying the flags and other banners in processionals, and attending the priest at baptisms. The acolytes’ ministry is essential in the life of the parish and contributes to an orderly service. By serving in this capacity as youths the stage is set for continued participation as adults wherever life carries them.