SCOTTISH GUILD of SERVERS Servers’ Training Session
St James the Less, Bishopbriggs
Saturday 9 November, 2019
9:30- 2:30 (Lunch Provided)
A: Serving Roles – MC, thurifer, acolyte, crucifer; serving moves and postures including processing, standing, bowing, kneeling, genuflecting, sitting as well as handing cruets and the lavabo.
B: Using a Thurible – the use of charcoal and incense, the rhythm of swinging the censor and censing the congregation.
C: Setting up for Mass – laying out chasuble, stole, maniple, girdle, alb and amice and preparing the chalice.
D: Being a Crucifer – handling the cross, carrying the cross in church, at the Gospel and in processions.
This year we are introducing a special training option for young servers (up to the age of 14 years) who will be led by 2 very experienced servers with expert knowledge in working with young people. The whole session for this group will be undertaken separately from the adults and will comprise experience of crucifering, acolyting and an introduction to thurifering.