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What Is Our Priest Wearing? – The Chasuble


The CHASUBLE is the outer garment worn over the alb and stole.

Over the centuries, various styles of CHASUBLES have emerged.

Derived from the Latin word casula meaning Read More

What Is Our Priest Wearing? – The Stole

The STOLE, pictured here on Bishop John McCarthy

The STOLE is a long cloth, about four inches wide and of the same color as the chasuble, that is worn around the neck like a scarf.  It is secured at the waist with the cincture.

Traditionally, the STOLE was crisscrossed on the chest of Read More

What Is Our Priest Wearing? -The Cincture


The CINCTURE is a long, thick cord with tassels at the ends which secures the alb around the waist.  It may be white or may be the same liturgical color as the other vestments.

In the Graeco-Roman world, the CINCTURE was Read More

What Is Our Priest Wearing? – The Alb

The ALB is a long, white garment, which flows from shoulders to ankles, and has long sleeves extending to the wrists.

The word alb means “white.”


The ALB was a common outer garment worn in the Graeco-Roman world and would be Read More

We Love Our Catechists

We ❤️ Our wonderful Catechists who answer Gods’ call to teach and share the Faith with our youth.  Pray for them as they prepare to begin their journey

Religious Education classes begin on September 9!

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What Is Our Priest Wearing? The Amice


This week we begin learning about the many items  our Priests wear at every Mass.  Along with each item we will also learn the spiritual purpose of each item worn.

The first thing our Priest puts on is the AMICE.  This is a piece of white linen, rectangular in shape, with two long cloth ribbons.

The priest places it around his neck, covering the Read More

At The Mass – The Hymnal/Missalette

At the Mass…

Singing and praising God through song and prayer makes one feel as if we are in heaven and praying in song alongside the angels.

A book that may help us with this is the: Read More

At The Mass – The Sacramentary

At the Mass…

We see the Altar Server bring a large book to the Priest, and holds it open while the Priest reads from the book. The book is referred to as the:

Sacramentary – it contains: Read More

At The Mass – The Lectionary

At the Mass…

Another book seen and used at every Catholic Mass is the:

Lectionary – this book contains the scripture readings for the Mass.
The Lector reads the first reading, the responsorial, and the second reading from this book.


At The Mass – The Book of the Gospel

At the Mass…

During the Procession the Priest, Deacon, and the Altar Servers walk into the church.

Typically we see the Deacon holding up a large book. This book is the: Read More