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Cathedral Guild

The Cathedral Guild, a new endeavor of the Cathedral Parish, is meant to assist with the cleaning of the interior areas of the cathedral. It is also meant to be an educational experience, to learn about what is inside a Cathedral building. We plan to have a kick-off event when the weather is cooler.

Cathedral Guild members

                             ** denotes special project

People wishing to assist with the guild can ‘adopt’ an area of the cathedral. A schedule can be set up to accomplish the work. It is especially important to clean before the major Liturgical Celebrations/ Seasons and Events of the year.

Areas of Interest

Side Altar Areas

Blessed Virgin Mary – wash altar, dust/ wash marble statue.  Clean candlesticks and flower vases.  Dust tabernacle. Wash rail area. Vacuum carpet. Polish rail gate **

St. Joseph – wash altar, dust/ wash marble statue. Clean candlesticks. Dust tabernacle. Wash rail area. Vacuum carpet. Polish rail gate **

St. Therese of Lisieux – wash marble altar and statue.  Clean candlesticks.  Dust wall sconces.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Dust wood altar, clean glass toppers, clean candlesticks, dust wall sconces.

Upper Sanctuary

          Dust choir stalls and statues

          Dust upper sanctuary lights

          Clean top of baptismal font **

          Dust & polish old cathedra on back wall

          Wash marble base around 4 pillars on baldachino

          Dust 4 doors and wash windows

          Dust & polish Bishop’s chair and deacons’ benches

          Wash side walls and outer appendage

Lower Sanctuary

          Dust Presider’s & Deacon’s chair

          Clean glass top on credence table

          Wash kneeling pads

          Wash sides of the Altar of Celebration

          Polish & dewax 7 candlesticks

          Dust big pots

          Dust and polish Ambo

          Wash lower pillars

          Clean & polish stanchions **

Bishop’s Sacristy & outer area

          Dust countertops, clean glass tops, dust windowsills.

Main body of Cathedral

          Wash all benches

          Wash lower pillars throughout

          Dust stations of the cross

          Wash & dust confessionals (8)

          Dust wall sconces throughout

          Dust and polish tables by entrances

          Dust Our Lady of Guadalupe area

          Wash & dust Sacred Heart statue area

          Wash/ dust window ledges in back

Narthax area

          Dust doors and arches, wash/ dust window ledges

          Dust wall display cases

          Dust wall sconces

          Wash lower walls

          Dust Pope and Bishop portraits

Islington St entrance

          Wash and dust nitche areas, dust around window

South Parking Lot entrance

          Wash and dust nitche areas

Blessed Sacrament Chapel

          Dust & polish wood surfaces, dust over crucifix on wall, candlesticks

          Wash marble up to ledge/ trim

          Wash marble tops, dust over

          Dust side wall sconces

          Dust wall nitche areas – clean candlesticks

          Dust & keep clean tabernacle **

Bishop’s Sacristy (Vesting Sacristy) Daily Mass Chapel

          Dust countertops

          Dust over wall sconces

          Dust and polish wood altar

          Polish wood credence table

          Vacuum carpets

          Polish processional cross **

For more information please contact Tim Westfall at, or call the parish office at 419-244-9575 Ext 207.