I just heard from the chancery that the professional altar servers are going gaga over the news of Pope Francis' visit here in January.
The notion of being one of the servers for several papal Masses is sooooo juicy....for professional altar servers. These are the kind of people who would rather stay as "Ministers" or "Trainors" of altar servers rather than consider a vocation to the priesthood.
Makes you wonder really why they choose to remain that way.
And before I forget. It is a great addition to their resume for being "professional liturgists". they can go parish to parish brandishing their "brand", legitimizes their claims to different titles.
Now you know.
And we know who these guys are.