Altar Server Formation - Items Used in Church

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  • 1. OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH WENTWORTHVILLE
  • 2. Altar Servers Formation Workshop Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Wentworthville
  • 3. ITEMS USED IN THE CHURCH
  • 4. SANCTUARY
    • A sacred part of the church
    • The ambo, altar and presidential chair are all found here
  • 5. ALTAR
    • The table where the Eucharist is celebrated
    • Is a symbol of (and represents) Jesus Christ
  • 6. SACRAMENTARY
    • Sometimes called the Missal or Altar Missal
    • Has all the prayers used by the priest at Mass
    • Is used at the altar and the presidential chair
  • 7. HOST
    • The consecrated Body of Christ
  • 8. PATEN
    • Plate or bowl that contains the host, the consecrated Body of Christ
    Paten
  • 9. CHALICE
    • Cup that contains the Blood of Christ
    Chalice
  • 10. PURIFICATOR
    • Also called a purifier
    • A cloth used to wipe the chalice every time someone drinks from it
  • 11. CIBORIUM
    • A container that holds the Body of Christ
    • Usually used when keeping hosts in the tabernacle
  • 12. CORPORAL
    • Name comes from Latin word “corpus”, meaning “body”
    • Chalice and paten are placed on it during Mass
    • They catch any particles of the Blessed Sacrament that may fall from the chalice or paten
  • 13. CRUET
    • Small jug that contains water or wine for Mass
  • 14. LAVABO BOWL AND TOWEL
    • The bowl the priest uses to wash his hands as he prepares the gifts
    • When he washes his hands, he prepares for the eucharistic prayer and asks God to wash away his sins
  • 15. AMBO
    • Also called a lectern
    • The place where the readers, deacon and priest proclaim the readings during Mass
  • 16. LECTIONARY
    • Has all the scripture readings used in the Church
  • 17. BOOK OF GOSPELS
    • Has all the Gospel readings used at Mass
    • Used by the deacon when there is one
    • Usually processed to the ambo during the Gospel acclamation
  • 18. PRESIDENTIAL CHAIR
    • The chair on which the presider sits
  • 19. CRUCIFIX
    • A cross with the figure of Jesus on it
  • 20. CREDENCE TABLE
    • Kept to one side in the sanctuary
    • All the things needed for Mass are kept there when they are not needed at the altar
  • 21. TABERNACLE
    • The place where we keep the Blessed Sacrament, that is, the consecrated bread that is Jesus
    Tabernacle
  • 22. TABERNACLE LAMP
    • Lamp that is kept burning to show that the Blessed Sacrament is present in the tabernacle
    • When the tabernacle is in the sanctuary, this lamp may be called a sanctuary lamp
    Tabernacle Lamp
  • 23. PROCESSIONAL CROSS
    • Carried into the church at the front of a procession
    • It reminds us that Jesus died for us, and is the most well-known symbol of our faith and our Church
  • 24. PROCESSIONAL CANDLES
    • Carried either side of the cross in the entrance procession
    • Used in other processions, and during the proclamation of the Gospel
  • 25. INCENSE
    • Grains that are sprinkled onto burning charcoal
    • Makes clouds of sweet smelling smoke
    • A reminder that our prayers rise up to God
    Incense
  • 26. THURIBLE
    • The vessel where we place the incense on glowing charcoal so it can burn and be used during Mass
    Thurible
  • 27. INCENSE BOAT
    • Holds incense that is used in the thurible during Mass
    Incense Boat
  • 28. FONT
    • Pool of water where people are baptised
  • 29. PASCHAL CANDLE
    • Is a symbol of Jesus, the Light of the World, who rose from the dead
    • It is used at baptisms and funerals
    • It stands in the sanctuary during the Easter season, then is kept near the baptismal font
  • 30. ALB
    • Long white linen tunic
    • Comes from Latin word “albus”, meaning “white”
    • Can be worn by anyone who is baptised
    Alb
  • 31. STOLE
    • A coloured vestment worn around the neck
    • It shows that the priest is celebrating one of the sacraments
    • It also shows he has the duty to preach the Word of God
    Stole
  • 32. CHASUBLE
    • A coloured vestment that looks like a poncho
    • Is worn over the top of the other vestments
    • It shows that the priest is celebrating Mass
    Chasuble
  • 33. CINCTURE
    • A rope belt
    Cincture
  • 34. HUMERAL VEIL
    • Long, rectangular garment, held together at the front with a clasp
    • Used by the priest or deacon when he carries a ciborium or monstrance with the Body of Christ in it
    • Usually worn with a cope
    Humeral Veil Cope
  • 35. MONSTRANCE
    • A metal container on a stand that holds and displays a host
    • Used at exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • 36. STATIONS OF THE CROSS
    • They are usually images placed around the church
    • These images usually show the final events in Jesus’ life, including his death and burial
  • 37. SACRISTY
    • The room where the priest and servers prepare themselves for Mass
  • 38. OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH WENTWORTHVILLE