Boys and Girls Will Be Boys and Girls

servers.gifReviewing my parish’s altar server roster yesterday morning, I noticed we have a balance of 47 boys, 47 girls. I encounter more problems with combatative siblings serving together than boys shying away because of girls.

Boys make up about 30% of the younger children’s choir, and one out of thirty voices for the junior high choir. It would be good to improve male participation in the latter.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to Boys and Girls Will Be Boys and Girls

  1. Anne says:

    My parish was directly effected by the abuse scandal. Since then we are struggling to get altar servers of both sexes. We only have a total of 10!!, 6 are girls! The childrens choir is all girls! We’re at a loss at how we can solve the problem. Maybe it will just take a long time.

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