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Altar Server Formation - Items Used in Church


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Altar Server Formation - Items Used in Church

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