altar society

April 2019 General Meeting - Thursday, 4/4 @ 7PM in the Parish Hall.  During this month's meeting we will elect the 2019-2020 Officers and fill Easter Baskets in preparation for our annual Easter Basket Sale on Palm Sunday.  This meeting is always a fun and high energy event so we look forward to seeing you there!   All ladies of the Parish are welcome to join the Altar Society.

The purpose of the St. Patrick Altar Society is to take care of all sanctuary supplies of Saint Patrick Cathedral; to fulfill the needs for Pontifical ceremonies; and to attend to other matters relating to divine worship as requested by the Rector. The members are encouraged to become involved in at least one activity of church work as suggested by the Rector.

For information about joining the Altar Society, please contact Lynn O'Meara at 845-797-2135 or


President - Carole Vernon

1st Vice President - Marta Reasoner

2nd Vice President - 

Helen Patino & Josie Saldano

3rd Vice President/Programs - Cathy Langston

Secretary - Tina Valdez

Treasurer - Karen Simpson

Fundraising - Terry Batdorf


St. Anthony - Terry Batdorf

St. Catherine - Heidi Ferguson

St. Francis - Marta Reasoner

St. Joseph - Della Weis

St. Patrick - Helen Patino & Josie Saldano

St. Peter - Mary Beth Jendel & Lynn O'Meara

St. Teresa of Calcutta - Gil Ryman



Circles have been established to increase membership, promote member participation and to invite all members the opportunity to use their special talents and time to Saint Patrick Cathedral through the Altar Society

Altar Society Circles


Altar Service – St. Francis Circle 

  •  Cleaning and preparing the altar and cathedral for Sunday Mass
  • Decorate the cathedral for Christmas and Easter
  • Assist with Holy Week, Mass of Corpus Christi, and any other events relating to divine worship as requested by the rector or bishop


Bereavement – St. Joseph


  • Host reception and/or provide support for family members following a parishioner’s death


Communication – St. Peter Circle


  • Format and submit the weekly Altar Society bulletin announcement
  • After approval by the President, submit all other bulletin announcements to the church office
  • Notify members of meetings, special events, receptions, fundraisers, etc.  Send out surveys/votes as needed
  • Maintain an updated membership list & Altar Society Web Site
  • Facilitate Social media
  • Create annual Directory and Meeting Calendal

Fundraising – St. Anthony

  •  Plan and execute 3 fundraisers annually

These may include bake sales, Christmas ornaments, tamale sales, etc., as approved by the rector

Hospitality – St. Patrick Circle

  •  Plan and host receptions as requested by the Rector or Bishop
  • Help plan and host parties/events with other parish organizations
  • Assist Circles with set up and clean up at monthly general meetings
  • Notify church office of any special set up needs for general meetings

 Outreach Ministry – St. Teresa of Calcutta

  •  Plan collections for the parish to help those in need in our diocese, such as a food drive, school supplies, etc., as determined by the Circle members and approved by the Rector

 Special Projects – St. Catherine

  •  Send birthday, sympathy, get-well, etc. cards to members
  • Secure location for the annual May Luncheon; provide table centerpieces and member appreciation gifts
  • Provide door prize for each General Meeting

Altar Society Prayer

We thank the Lord for this opportunity to be here, working together toward the common goal of enriching our parish. Guide us, Lord, so that we may be united in the spirit of mutual respect and exchange of ideas and goals. Help us to work together to be successful in our obligations to our parish. As always, we seek your guidance and inspiration in all our thoughts and decisions.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

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