The New Altar Guild Book

Barbara Gent and Betty Sturges

Jun/1996, 128 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819216571

$14.00

$14.00

Offers a lively blend of liturgical history, sacramental theology, and practical hints to help parish altar guilds carry out their ministry.

Betty Sturges has been involved in altar guild activities for more than forty years and has traveled extensively, visiting cathedrals and parish churches in the United States and abroad. She served as president of the National Altar Guild Association from 1979 to 1982, and remains an honorary board member.

Barbara Gent has more than fifty year's of experience in altar guilds, including six years as an officer of the National Altar Guild Association, serving as program chair and first vice-president.

"...this rewritten guide is a good one ...contains a great deal of information. A copy in every sacristy would be useful." -- Leonel L. Mitchell, as printed in OPEN: The Journal of Associated Parishes for Literacy, Summer 1996
"A coif? A Canterbury cap? A shovel hat? The answer to these and many more practical questions are found in this handy, illustrated New Altar Guild Book from Morehouse. You name it, it's here."--The Living Church
"The New Altar Guild Book is a classic guide on altar guild ministry offering a lively blend of liturgical history, sacramental theology and practical hints. Barbara Gent and Betty Sturges combine how-to advice with creative ideas on preparing for the traditional liturgies and simpler, special-occasion services. All the basics are covered: the altar guilds' origins, function and how they are organized, the sacristy, preparing the church for worship, cleaning, decorating, setting the table, selecting and caring for the vestments and more. The New Altar Guild Book includes a thorough and creative section on vestments--their history, colors and their meanings, innovative ways of making and embroidering them and their care and storage. The New Altar Guild Book is of very special value for all liturgical reference collections."--The Midwest Book Review
"All the basics are covered: the altar guilds' origins, function, and how they are organized, the sacristy, preparing the church for worship, cleaning, decorating, setting the table, selecting and caring for the vestments and more." - Interchange, September 1996

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Keywords

  • Altar Guild
  • Lay Ministry

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