Altar Linen Society
We care for all the linens used in service of our Lord! We wash and iron the priest’s albs, the Altar Server cassocks and surplices, and altar cloths. We clean the glass on top of the altar and change out the altar cloths when needed (typically once per week). We also launder the deacon’s albs. We dry clean the chasubles, dalmatics, and humeral veils.
Typically linens are taken on Tuesdays for laundering and ironing and returned the same day. If you prefer a “behind the scenes” ministry, the Altar Linen Society is for you!
Please contact Chris Haak at (262) 215-1839 if you would like to join the ranks of the Altar Linen Society.
Altar Servers assist the priest and deacon during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. You may notice that our altar servers are men! The altar servers at St. Clare of Assisi are a fraternity of faithful, Catholic men who desire to serve our Lord who is truly present in the Eucharist as they discern the Holy Spirit’s call for their future involvement in vocations. It is our hope that, by training these men to be servants of the Eucharist, some of them may discern that their vocational call is to the priesthood or diaconate.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and our participation in Holy Communion is the source and summit of our faith. Holy Communion is the center of our Eucharistic Liturgy and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have the opportunity to participate in the rite by assisting the priest during distribution of Holy Communion. Please consider joining our team and sharing in this special privilege.
Lectors are specially trained ministers who are charged with proclaiming the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel. When lectors proclaim Sacred Scripture, God himself is speaking to the people through His Word. The Word is to be proclaimed loudly and clearly so that all may hear.
Sacristans prepare the elements needed for the Liturgy in order to facilitate the full, active, conscious participation of the Faithful. They anticipate and prepare for the needs of the priests by getting out host, wine, and water as well as preparing linens or the books used during Mass.
Ushers are the first friendly face that our parishioners and visitors see at a weekend Mass! Ushers greet people as they enter the church for Mass, hand out worship aids and bulletins, direct people to open seating, and pass the offering baskets during the collection at Mass.
If you’re a People Person with a friendly face and a love of the Eucharist and the parish, we need you!