Altar & Sanctuary Care Ministry
Sacred Heart Hall
Members of the Altar & Sanctuary Care Ministry fill an essential and behind the scenes role in the preparation and celebration of the Eucharist at St. Mary’s Parish.
We work in teams of 2 once a week for one month, twice a year. We have “polishing parties” twice a year to keep the communion sets clean and shiny. The group meets in the sacristy for this.
Examples of activities or ministry’s work
We work in teams 2. Some of us who like to iron take care of the altar linens. Others do light housekeeping (dusting/polishing) for the altars, sanctuary, two sacristies furniture, small tables at the front of the church, as well as top of radiators and confessionals. We have a group who polish the pews to keep them clean and neat—2x year. CCD helps with this.
Time commitment for a member
Cleaning is few hours a week for 1 month, about twice a year. For the ironing two months a year; linens get picked up once a week; volume depends on the season. Schedules are made up to your preference.
Who is eligible to join
Anyone who enjoys ironing or would like to spend quiet time in church while cleaning or doing light housekeeping.