altar society

Octoberr 2018 General Meeting - Thursday, 10/4, @ 7PM in the Parish Hall.  All Ladies of the Parish are Welcome!


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 lynnandmatt83@gmail.com.

BOARD MEMBERS


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


CIRCLE CHAIRS


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




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CIRCLES


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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