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Altar Society

They are to serve as the Temple caretakers. . .  and to doing maintenance work and helping the people . . . (Ezechiel 44:14)

 

Under the leadership of its longtime chairperson, the members of the Altar Society at Our Lady of Refuge care for altar linens and vestments, restock envelopes in pew pockets, and maintain the cleanliness of our shrines, polished surfaces and holy water stoups. 

 

Their work at church is done principally on Fridays, after the 8:00 a.m. Mass.  A small contingent also assists on Monday mornings to tidy up after weekend Masses. Our parish custodian handles major tasks, such as cleaning floors and restrooms, but Altar Society members are called upon a few times a year for such tasks as placing new missalettes and hymnals in pew pockets.