Katarzyna Sadowska, Marta Kędzia, "Młodość w służbie ołtarza (wybrane socjopedagogiczne aspekty wspólnoty ministrantów w Kościele katolickim)"
Altar service, formation functioning as part of the youth liturgical service of the altar in the Roman Catholic Church, considered in the socio-pedagogical context, is part of the mainstream of the thematic area of social Sciences and issues concerning the community of adolescent young people who seek life paths for themselves and shape their identity in a group of people with similar beliefs and ideals. Among the problems considered in this study, one of the most important is the problem of youth in the service of the altar, focused on belonging to the community of altar boys, a group of people who “serve” in the church, identify in a special way with Christian education rooted in the stream of personalism. Thus, the source basis in the study are existing sources, while among the authors of the sources it is necessary to distinguish, among others, Wiesława Buczek, Agnieszka Cybal-Michalska, Fr. Franciszek Blachnicki, Fr. Marian Nowak, Fr. Janusz Mastalski, Fr. Eugeniusz Mitek, Przemysław Nowakowski, Alina Rynio, Bogusław Śliwerski, Jan Walkusz and other authorities dealing with pedagogy, youth and church pedagogy. Among the sources invoked for the purposes of this study, one should mention the interviews about youth in the service of the altar conducted by the authors with experts in the period July 2020 – July 2021.