What to do if Bishop Peter is coming to your parish
Please click here for a link to guidelines for a visit by Bishop Peter
Help and advice is also available from any member of the Northampton Council. Click here to find your nearest council member.
Ceremony for enrolling Altar Servers into the Guild of St Stephen
Click here for suggestions for enrolling Altar Servers into the Guild of St Stephen
Click here for suggestions for presenting a server with a Silver Medal
The above guidelines may be used in full or in part depending on circumstances, or combined for the presentation of both types of medal.
The ceremony can take place during a weekday Mass (preferably a Votive Mass of St Stephen when this is permissible).
The ceremony can also take place during Sunday Mass (where mention could be made during the homily and bidding prayers at the discretion of the celebrant).
Alternatively the ceremony may be held outside Mass but should be incorporated into a Liturgy of the Word from the Feast of St Stephen.
If you would like any help or advice please feel free to contact a member of the Northampton Diocese Guild council. Click here to find your nearest council member.