SERVING THE HOLINESS OF THE LORD
“Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.”
The mission of the Altar Guild is to develop an awareness of what the altar represents and develop a universal knowledge of the altar linens, holy vessels and the liturgical vestments.
WHO WE ARE?
We are faithful filled group of volunteers of Saint Thomas Aquinas Church who work “behind the scenes” to maintain the sanctuary and caring for the beauty of the Church altar.
WHAT WE DO?
We take care of the altar linens and all other liturgical items for the altar.
Our duties and tasks include:
- Washing and ironing purificators and corporals.
- Drop-off and pickup of albs, chasubles, veils, palls, altar cloths, and servers cassocks.
- Servicing the linens used on the altar and during the Mass.
- Preparing the vestments and altar dressings for different feasts and seasons .
- An occasional “house keeping” get-together to dust and polish the sanctuary furniture.
The Altar Guild needs more parishioners to ensure that Saint Thomas Aquinas Masses and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel are “pleasing in His eyes.” Help is needed and the Altar Guild may be your ministry. “Do not be afraid” if you desire to become a member as the Lord’s handmaidens, the Altar Guild coordinator will instruct and answer any questions you may have.
Altar Guild Coordinator:
931-526-2575 ext. 302