Alter Servers

Acolytes (or altar servers) attend to the altar at Mass and other liturgies. Acolytes are appointed by the pastor and undergo training, held twice a year, and often attend “rehearsals” for more complex or solemn liturgical functions.



The St. Francis de Sales Choir is a 25+ member group of singers dedicated to providing the finest choral music for worship at our church, carrying on a deep tradition of sacred music in our parish that stretches back to the 1920s. We serve the 10:15 Mass every Sunday from September through the end of June; we also sing at Christmas Midnight Mass, Christmas morning, and throughout the Easter Triduum.


Knights of St. Peter Claver

Fraternal organization named after the Jesuit saint who ministered to African slaves in Colombia in the 16th century, and initially provided fellowship and spiritual direction for African American Catholics. They represent an important American Catholic tradition, with an SFDS difference.


The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola

The Religious of the Assumption regularly gather groups from the parish to work through The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola at the Assumption Convent, located at 1001 S 47th Street.