The Altar Society prepares the Sanctuary for the celebration of the Mass, adorning the Sanctuary to reflect the various Liturgical seasons throughout the year.
St. Clement of Rome’s Altar Society ministry was formed in 1965 when St. Clement of Rome became a parish. Our members launder the altar linens, which are used in serving Our Lord’s Precious Blood in Holy Communion at all masses, prepare the floral arrangements for the altar and do special sewing projects, such as making altar cloths, purificators, banners, etc.
Another very important responsibility of the Altar Society is to decorate the sanctuary and prepare for special liturgical celebrations such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, special feasts honoring our Blessed Mother, Thanksgiving, etc. We also prepare the sanctuary for our school’s celebration of the Sacraments of First Communion, Confirmation and the May Crowing ceremonies.
The Altar Society is a very important ministry to our parish throughout the entire year. Please consider volunteering for whatever time you are available.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with the Altar Society, please contact the Parish Center at (504) 887-7821.