An acolyte’s job is important because they help everyone worship God. The word acolyte is taken from an ancient Greek word that means companion, attendant, or helper. Acolytes have been participating in worship since ancient times. Acolytes at St. John light the candles on the altar, distribute the offering plates, and help the pastors with any other special tasks that may be necessary for worship. If you are a 3rd – 6th grader and would like to acolyte this year please contact Ms. Erynne at firstname.lastname@example.org.