Altar Flower Society - St. Michael Catholic Church

Altar Flower Society



The Altar Society’s Mission is to serve and honor God by helping to maintain and beautify the Lord’s house. In particular, the members take care of the Lord’s banquet table for the daily celebration of the Eucharist wherein we share in Christ’s body, blood, soul, and divinity.


The Eucharist is the greatest gift that Jesus gives to believers. It is much more than just a historical remembrance of Jesus’ last supper. It is the transferring of heavenly realities to this physical world.

Jesus tells us that those of us who share the bread of His body, the wine of His blood and relive His sacrifice of the cross, sustain our eternal life and become one body in that moment.


The Altar Society is blessed with the honor of helping to prepare for this mystery. 

The Altar Flower Society help keep the Church altar area clean and is responsible for the decoration and flowers that adorn the altar. Working under the guidance of Mary Ellen Restivo, this group is also responsible for the environment of the Church during the special liturgical seasons.


If you would like to find out more about this ministry please contact Mary Ellen via email, or fill out the form below.




Cleaning tasks are separated into jobs that can be completed in 30 minutes or less.  The good news is that the tasks can be completed at your convenience any day of the week, Monday-Saturday.  


Most of the tasks need to be completed weekly, but others only need to be done twice a month or monthly. Cleaning supplies are provided either Gwen or Maureen will meet with you to review the particulars of your the job you chose. 


Your commitment is for one year.  Next June, you will have the opportunity to recommit OR get off the schedule.


Are you willing to assume responsibility for a task to keep our church looking its best for our parish family and visitors?  


Can you organize a group of friends to share a job?  


We also need a ready pool of subs who can step in periodically and perform a cleaning task when a regular is unavailable.  


Please prayerfully consider if you are able to help out as a regular OR as a sub.


The list of tasks and volunteer sign-up  be filled out in the form below.


Keep in mind, the tasks can be completed when it’s convenient for you!  Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

Altar Flower Society Volunteer Form