Open to all young people in the church, the acolytes serve at the altar and in procession at many of the services of the church. While some training and practice is required, both boys and girls serve as flag and torch bearers, crucifers, and senior acolytes at the Eucharist, progressing through training to increasing responsibility.

A highly valued part of the worship at st. Mary’s, the acolytes are recognized at an awards ceremony at the end of the year to recognize their faithful service.