Sodality Altar Guild

Altar duty takes place every Thursday directly after the 8:00 am Mass.  It is possible for Units to schedule Altar Duty on Thursdays following the 5:30 pm Mass, provided the Pastor approves the change of time and an Altar Guild Coordinator is notified in advance.

Altar duty is an obligation of each Sodalist, reflecting our devotion to caring for  the sacred spaces of the church and the chapel.  Each Unit has a point of contact responsible for the Unit's altar duty assignment.  Please remember to email both the Altar Guild Coordinator and the Alternate the name of and contact information for that person so we can keep the list current.

ALTAR DUTY PROCEDURES
Using Sign Up Genius or other scheduling system, the Unit schedules at least two Sodalists for each time of duty as well as a substitute in case of unexpected changes.  Sodalists should plan on spending up to one hour completing tasks -- often the time required is less.  

An Altar Guild Director will meet Sodalists in the Work Sacristy (St. Joseph side, to the left of the altar) at the end of 8:00 a.m. Mass or 5:30 p.m. Mass.   Sodalists sign in and, at a minimum, complete the tasks on the checklist in the Sodality binder.  Depending on need, additional tasks may be required.

 Sacristy Definitions

 

Month Dates Unit
Sept 17 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Magnificat
Oct 16 6, 13, 20, 27 Stella Maris
Nov 16 3, 10, 17, 23* Queen of Peace
Dec 16 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Ave Maria
Jan 17 5, 12, 19, 26 Mary Undoer of Knots
Feb 17 2, 9, 16, 23 Queen of Angels
Mar 17 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Mystical Rose
Apr 17  TBD BIG CLEAN
Apr 17 6, 13, 20, 27 Sacred Heart of Mary
May 17 4, 11, 18, 25 Mother of Grace
Jun 17 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Star of the Sea
Jul 17 6, 13, 20, 27 Sancta Maria
Aug 17 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 ALL MEMBERS

* date switched due to holiday

 

If you have any questions- please contact:

Altar Duty Coordinator
Michele Bowe
301.954.6427


Sodality Prefect
Cathy Lincoln  
202.689.4636