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Bishop Patrick’s Homily at Annual Mass for Altar Servers 2018

Homily of Bishop Patrick McKinney at the Annual Mass for Altar Servers, 22nd September 2018   My dear altar servers, I would like to invite you to think a little about the Mass as a meeting place, as a place of real encounter with Christ Jesus. Here Jesus invites each of us to really encounter…
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National Mass for Altar Servers 2018

The Archconfraternity of St Stephen invites servers to the NATIONAL MASS for ALTAR SERVERS in Westminster Cathedral at 2.30pm on Saturday 6th October 2018 PRINCIPAL CELEBRANT BISHOP JOHN SHERRINGTON Auxiliary in Westminster Servers should bring their vestments to the Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden Avenue (entrance by the rear door) and be ready to process into the cathedral…
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Diocesan Mass 2018

Altar Servers and their families are invited to the Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass at the Cathedral of St Barnabas on Saturday 22nd September 2018 at 11am. Parish groups of servers should arrive from 10am-10:30am, bringing your own albs or cassocks and be ready vested in Cathedral Hall in preparation for Mass by 10:30am.…
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Come and See Day at Our Lady and St Edward’s Nottingham

When: Saturday, the 7th of July, 2018, 10.00 – 15.00, beginning with Holy Mass Where: Our Lady and S. Edward’s Catholic Church, Gordon Road, Thorneywood, Nottingham NG3 2LG Open to boys and girls aged eleven and above. Please bring a packed lunch.

Feast of St Stephen 2017

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. Parishes around the Diocese of Nottingham marked the Feast of St Stephen with special Masses for Altar Servers and their families and Mass offered for the Intentions of the Guild of St Stephen. More commonly known as Boxing Day, the 26th December is the patronal feast…
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Guild Enrollment

Congratulations to Luke Mary Uchechukwu Kelechi Ebirim who was enrolled into the Guild of St Stephen at Holy Cross Leicester on the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary, 7th October. Photo: Michael Stanley    

Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass 2017

With the launch of a new website layout, and new graphics on our Facebook group, we’re looking forward to greeting servers from across the Diocese of Nottingham for the Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass at the Cathedral on Saturday 16th September at 11am. All servers and their families are welcome, and servers are asked…
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Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass 2014

Altar Servers and their families are invited to Holy Mass at the Cathedral of St Barnabas on Saturday 4th October 2014 at 12pm for the Annual Guild of St Stephen Mass. Servers should bring their alb or cassock and cotta. For more details please contact Fr Robert Thacker.

Archconfraternity of St Stephen Facebook

The National Guild of St Stephen, or the Archconfraternity is now online at Facebook. Like the page at:

What it means to be an Altar Server?

This video produced by Two Sense Films, shows footage of some American Altar Servers giving their own reflections on why they are Altar Servers. It is being shared across the Internet by Catholic organisations and individuals.