Church environment


The St. Paul Church Altar Society

Altar Care


The Altar Society supports the  everyday needs of the altar and surrounding environment. In addition, the ladies  of the altar society provide time and talent for receptions, funeral meals, and  other events in the parish.

The St. Paul Altar Care Group is in the church every Friday at 9:00 a.m. To prepare the altar for the coming week. This group is responsible for planning the altar decor, implementing the plans by purchasing flowers, fabrics and any other items needed to carry out the decor plan. They also polish brass, change Holy Water, plan for major holidays in the church, and coordinate the Floral Donation Program. Members always work in pairs or more.



Open to all the women of the church. Dues are $5 per year collected at the September Meeting and after masses in September. By becoming a member you will be supporting the altar and environment at St. Paulsʼ and helping to build community in our parish.


If you wish to donate flowers for the altar to honor a loved one, celebrate an anniversary or birthday, the cost is $40.00. Checks should be turned in to the church office at least ten days in advance of the event. Notice can be printed in the church bulletin.

Casserole and Candles

The St. Paul Altar Society hosts a yearly casserole sale in the fall to benefit the altar. Along with the casserole sale the ladies of the weekly altar group sell handmade candles made from recycled altar wax. Candles are sold in the fall along with the casseroles and at the Altar Society Christmas Brunch in the Julie Penrose Hall.

Receptions and Funerals

The ladies of the St. Paul Altar Society provide their services for receptions and funerals.