Altar Guild

Altar Guild

Purpose

St. Paul’s Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the Altar for all Sunday masses, holy days, baptisms, weddings, funerals and special services. This involves making sure the linens are clean and available for all celebrations. At Christmas and Easter we organize the decoration of the church. We meet once a month for updates and to address any immediate concerns.

Our mission is to work together to prepare Our Lord’s table for the Holy Eucharist and other services.

Training
We primarily train each other—with Father Tyler’s input—on what is required for each celebration. We attend the Altar Guild Workshop where we receive instructions on the correct way to prepare the altar (different frontals, caring of the linens, flowers, vessels, vestments or anything else that has to do with the church’s services). The workshop is attended by just about all the Episcopal Altar Guild members of our diocese.

Why join?
The altar and the Holy Eucharist is the center and focus of our worship at St. Paul’s. Caring for and preparing the altar for Our Lord’s communion is an important ministry for us and for the membership of the church. The Altar Guild members feel they have found a splendid way to serve Our Lord and the people of St. Paul’s church. There is no membership requirement. Youth this is a good place to learn and enjoy. Men this may be a path for your faith journey. Ladies join us to find a peace and fulfillment that you won’t find in too many places.

Members:
If you are interested in learning more or/and joining us in this joyful service;
please call Church office at 845.452-8440 or …
Rose Marie Proctor
Ph: 845.471.8638.
Email: altarguild@stpaulspoughkeepsie.org or rosep331@aol.com