MALITA, Davao Occidental, June 12, 2015 –Being one of the visible personalities in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, altar servers are told to become witnesses of the Catholic faith.
The parish priest of Sto. Rosario Parish said members of the Knights of the Altar Servers (KOTAS) should serve as examples to young people through their kind of witnessing as Catholics.
“Be witnesses in the renewal of faith,” said Fr. Kim Cossid, parish priest to the hundreds of KOTAS members who gathered for the 1st MaLiMaDo Convention last May 21 to 22.
Cossid, who officiated the Mass during the course of the two-day activity, said altar servers should also make the Eucharist an important part of their lives.
Altar servers from the parishes and mission stations in Malita, Little Baguio, Matamis, and Don Marcelino (MaLiMaDo) in Davao Occidental Province participated in the activities like the Marian procession, cultural presentations, and sportsfest. The whole activity reflected on a Year of the Poor-related theme, “Do Justice and Love Kindness.”
In the past, the KOTAS of the Diocese of Digos usually hold an annual diocesan convention but this year, they opted to have the gathering at the vicariate level to develop camaraderie among its members. The diocesan convention will now be held every two years.
The organizers are hoping that KOTAS members will understand even more their significant role in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, being the servers of the altar. (John Frances C. Fuentes/CBCP News)