The Holy Spirit Altar Society of Mustang is the Parish Women’s Organization. Every woman in the parish is considered to be a member of the Altar Society, and non-Catholic spouses of parishioners may participate. Though all women are members, not all women choose to pay annual dues or to actively participate in the organization.
The following lists the purposes of the Altar Society:
- To labor for the adornment and cleanliness of the House of God.
- To foster and contribute to the works of the Lord.
- To take care of the immediate needs of the altar and to supply the needs of the sacristy.
- To provide altar wine, altar breads, and candles.
- To unite the women of the parish as devout persons working for the good of the parish.
- To organize, provide, and serve bereavement dinners to the families of deceased parishioners.
- To provide and serve dinners, as needed, when the Archbishop or priests are visiting our parish for special occasions. (From the Constitution of the Holy Spirit Altar Society, amended and approved March 2003.)
To fulfill this purpose, the women meet on the third Tuesday of every other month, August through May, for prayer, fellowship and a brief business meeting. The Altar Society is a “Small Ministerial Faith Community” and as such, sponsors the Recitation of the Holy Rosary during the months of May and October and all parishioners are invited.
Each year the main fund-raising effort of the Altar Society is the annual “Craft Show.” This event takes place on the second Saturday of November. Many parishioners, including the men and youth of the parish, assist the women to guarantee the success of this important undertaking.
The Holy Spirit Altar Society of Mustang is a member of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) and works toward the annual ACCW goal identified by the Archbishop.
Every helping hand and heart is welcome to participate in the Altar Society: from prayer and sharing, paying dues, working on a committee to fulfilling the role of an officer. Each effort given on behalf of Holy Spirit Altar Society strengthens the organization and our parish.
To join the Altar Society, please obtain the name and number of the current President by calling the Parish Office, 376-9435.