A person who helps with religious services is an acolyte. An acolyte is also a fan or follower of the famous, so you can find an acolyte in church or at a concert.

Acolyte goes back to the Greek root akolouthos, meaning "follower," and it came into English in the 14th century. While an acolyte often serves in an earned and admired role within a religious ceremony, a second definition is "fan." Acolytes of movie stars or pro athletes closely follow their careers — with great admiration — and would love to be just like their heroes.

Definitions of acolyte
  1. noun
    a devoted follower or assistant
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    type of:
    a person who accepts the leadership of another
  2. noun
    someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service; a cleric ordained in the highest of the minor orders in the Roman Catholic Church but not in the Anglican Church or the Eastern Orthodox Churches
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    altar boy
    a boy serving as an acolyte
    an acolyte who carries a thurible
    type of:
    clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
    a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
    Holy Order, Order
    (usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy
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