Episcopal acolytes are boys and girls who assist with services in the Episcopal church. The word acolyte is derived from the word akolouthos, which is the ancient Greek word for an attendant or helper. Acolyte duties include helping with candle lighting, processions and offertory, but the most important duty of an Episcopalian acolyte is to be an attentive worshipper and leader during church services. At St. Columb’s, all boys and girls 9 –18 years old are invited to serve as an acolyte. Please contact the church office if your child is interested.