Smith Honored At Bishop’s Altar Server Awards Ceremony

Ryder Smith of Napoli was recently honored at the 51st annual Bishop’s Altar Server Awards Ceremony. Submitted photo

Ryder Smith, 12, of Napoli was honored at the 51st annual Bishop’s Altar Server Awards Ceremony recently.

Vicar General Rev. Peter J. Karalus presided over the mass for more than 80 area altar servers who were chosen from their parishes.

Ryder is the son of Raleigh and Tara Smith of Napoli, and the grandson of Jim and Janet Huntington of Randolph and Sue and Randy Smith of Napoli. He is also the great-grandson of Charles Huntington of Napoli. A banquet was held in celebration at the Buffalo Convention Center following the mass.

Ryder is an eighth-grade student at Randolph Central School. Ryder enjoys Drama Club and has performed in many musicals. He also directed St. Patrick’s Christmas play this past Christmas. He enjoys baseball, basketball, 4H and skiing. He is a member of Randolph’s FFA club.

Ryder has been an altar server at St. Patrick’s parish in Randolph for four years.


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