BEFORE MASS

– be ready 15 minutes before mass
– light candles (including the Paschal Candle during the Easter season) – gifts to back of old/new side (Sunday only)

PROCESSION

– line up at sacristy door with song book – SING
– at foot of altar bow to altar & genuflect to tabernacle – go up steps to back side of altar & bow
– go to seat

PREPARATION OF THE ALTAR

– bow passing to the credence table – chalice to the altar – bow
– cups to the altar – bow
– water & wine to the altar – bow

– wash priest’s hands – bow
– bow passing back to your seat

BELLS AT ELEVATION

– ring after “…this is my body which will be given up for you” (9 turns) – ring after “…do this in memory of me” (9 turns)

COME UP FOR COMMUNION

– receive communion
– one server will sit by credence table

AFTER COMMUNION

– bring water cruet – bow
– clear ciboria, cups & chalice from altar – bow after each – bow & return to your seat

RECESSIONAL

– take the hymn book with you – SING
– bow at altar
– go down the 3 steps to the front of altar
– bow to the altar, genuflect to the tabernacle & return to sacristy

AFTER MASS

– return song books to window sill (take the book from the priest too) – snuff out candles using the snuffer – DO NOT blow out the candles – bring back chalice, cups, water & wine cruets
– empty lavabo plate in server sacristy, dry it & return it to the table

– leave the lavabo towel on the table
– unvest & neatly hang vestments on hangers