Altar Society Objectives:
The purpose of the Santa Clara Altar Society is to promote Spiritual growth in its members through the active participation in the support of the Santa Clara Parish community and that of the Catholic Church. To enhance the parish liturgy by providing the maintenance and decor of its altar and sanctuary.
To ensure that linens, purificators, corporals, albs and finger towels are laundered and pressed; to ensure that altar linens in place are in excellent condition for the daily service to the Lord; to maintain candle holders in good condition by removing candle wax and polishing them with care; to remove used candles and replacing them with new ones; enhancing the altars by the ordering of special floral arrangements for the various celebrations of the church. Altar servers' white albs and scapulars are checked weekly for soil on garments and are laundered, if needed by Altar Society Member.
Monthly meetings are held to update members of parish liturgies and for the planning of such events to be in compliance.
An annual Lenten Retreat is organized for members and other supporters.
Promoting a Spirit of Community by hosting special events for the parish, demonstrating hospitality and charity by its members.