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Altar Society & Church Environment

Altar Society & Church Environment Enhance Worship at St. Frances Cabrini

The Altar Society and Church Environment Committee are separate ministries, but work together as a team under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and our Pastor to help enhance worship at Saint Frances Cabrini Church by devoting time and talent while cleaning and decorating our church, vestibule, sacristy, chapel, altar and sanctuary to promote the glory of God and enhance the celebration of the liturgy.

We invite parishioners to join either or both of these ministries. Men are welcome and encouraged to join and help with the heavier duties. We do have families who come and work together. The Altar Society directs upkeep of our church and includes the care of candles, holy water fonts and baptismal font, plants and flowers, maintaining the altar linens, dusting, sweeping, polishing brass, care of the pews and decorating for liturgical seasons and holidays. It is an opportunity to share your ideas and talents and be blessed by God for maintaining and caring for God’s house. This ministry will help you to foster more reverence for the Holy House of God.

The Altar Society along with our Church Environment Ministry prepares and places the beautiful Holy Days, Feast Days and Church Seasons decorations that make SFC such a welcoming house of worship.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Drew, Altar Society Chairperson at elizabeth.drew@gmail.com.

The Altar Society invites our parishioners to participate in the care of our church and its beautiful environment. It is truly a labor of love!


Volunteer 1-4 times a year cleaning. This takes about 1 1/2 hours
1. Cleaning holy water fonts
2. Dust statues & pillars in church and chapel
3. Dust marble altars and tabernacle in church and chapel
4. Remove old flowers and used candles
5. Fill candle case
6. Dust marble & linoleum floors as necessary in church and chapel