The order of acolytes is one of the most ancient ministries in the Church. In addition to carrying flags, crosses, and banners during the service, acolytes also assist the clergy of Saint Thomas’ with preparing the altar for Holy Communion. Young men and women who have been confirmed (6th-12th grade) are invited to join this ministry.

Torch Bearers

In addition to adding to the majesty of our service through the carrying of torches, a torch-bearer is an example of reverent and joyful worship to the entire congregation. The order of torchbearers gives our younger men and women (ages 8-12) the opportunity to become a more active and visible part of our liturgy.

For questions about Acolytes and Torch Bearers, please contact the Church Administrator at 713.666.3111 or via