St. Louis Altar Guild
The Altar Guild is made up of men and women parishioners working behind the scenes to keep our church and chapels neat and clean, and to support the beautiful Masses and liturgies we celebrate. It’s done on a rotation basis four to six times a year. Maybe you’ve thought about helping out in the parish, but can’t commit to weekly or monthly meetings. Please consider joining an Altar Guild team. This is one of the most ancient ministries in the Church! If the Holy Spirit is nudging to you to serve Our Lord and the parish this way, contact the Parish Office (410-531-6040) and we can talk!
CHURCH CLEANING AND CEMETERY CHAPEL CLEANING:
Teams of four to five members rotate weekly to clean the main church. Rotations occur about four times per year. With everyone working together, the time commitment is usually about 1-1/2 to 2 hours per rotation. The Cemetery Chapel is cleaned monthly by individuals or teams of two. We need volunteers for several upcoming months.
LAUNDERING LITURGICAL LINENS:
Duties include washing and ironing small linens used in daily and weekend Masses and sacraments: purificators, finger towels, Baptism towels, corporals and palls. For handling linens that were in contact with the Blessed Sacrament, special procedures must be followed: we provide instructions. Rotations are about six times per year.
LAUNDERING ALTAR SERVER ROBES:
This ministry involves periodic laundering of servers’ robes. Each volunteer launders a few robes (wash & wear) about four times per year. If your child is an Altar Server, this is an ideal way to support him or her and the parish.
ALTAR GUILD COORDINATOR:
We are looking for someone who likes organizing work teams, keeping track of projects, maintaining a schedule for recurring tasks. You would get to know a lot of great people (at least by name!). It is a job that can be done from home.