Being a part of the Altar Guild is also a wonderful way to grow in holiness. You learn to work together as you grow in knowledge of the traditions of the Church, and you grow in holiness through service to the altar in many unseen ways that benefit our parish so much. A Catholic altar is a holy place where vows are made, where the Lord daily renews His covenant with His people, and where the Holy Sacrifice is offered for the repose of the souls of our beloved dead. There is no greater ministry in any parish, and no greater way to help both our priests and our people. If this sounds like a ministry you’re interested in, please contact Christine Dawson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Altar Guild Prayer
Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee, that we may handle thy holy things with reverence and godly fear, and perform our work with such faithfulness and devotion that it may rise with acceptance before thee and obtain Thy blessing through Jesus Christ, our Lord, our God. Amen