Altar Guild

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The Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the Altar for services, under the supervision of the Priest, and in accordance with the Liturgical Calendar and the use of Liturgical Colors. The Altar Guild prepares and maintains the vessels and vestments used at the altar. Members are trained and assigned to a rotating team that is responsible for the services during a given week. 

For additional information, or to volunteer to work on this ministry, contact any Mission Committee member.



  National Altar Guild  

 Altar - Holy Cross

 MS Diocese Altar Guild


 National Altar Guild Prayer

Most gracious Father Who has called me Your child to serve in the preparation of Your Altar, so that it may be a suitable place for the offering of Your Body and Blood; Sanctify my life and consecrate my hands so that I may worthily handle Those Sacred Gifts which are being offered to You.

As I handle holy things, grant that my whole life may be illuminated and blessed by You, in whose honor I prepare them, and grant that the people who shall be blessed by their use, may find their lives drawn closer to Him Whose Body and Blood is our hope and our strength, Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

The Rt. Rev. E. Don Taylor

Vicar Bishop of New York City, All Saints’ Day, 2002