Hello! Here in out church we have 6 ranks for our altar boy.
Pre-membership: are those boys that are training to become an altar boy they don’t have any functions except to pray the rosary and learn about the catechism
Amicus: are boys that have been given the vestments and are allowed to serve the mass and will learn more prayers, vessels, linens and the use of them and what they look like
Frater: are boys that can become the main server or the leader his main duty is to make sure that everything is in the right order before mass and he should check the credence table. They will learn about the vestments of a priest and deacon, the bishop’s regalia simple parts of the mass and the parts of the church.
Servus: Are boys that are allowed to handle the thurible and boat, the processional cross and candle, be the book bearer and mic bearer and also leaders.
Discipulus: I don’t know yet
Apostolus: I don’t know yet either
I’m just interested oon how others rank their boys. Before the renewal and investiture of the altar boys they’ll have to take a test whether they rank up or rank down or just stay at what rank they are at.