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SUN
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WED
Rosary Ministry
6:00 PM
The St. Vincent's Rosary Ministry meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel.
MAR

30

THU
Intercessory Prayer Group
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets each Thursday in the Library
APR

02

SUN
APR

03

MON
Men's Ministry
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets in the Conference Room for fellowship, study and prayer. Al men are welcome.
APR

05

WED
Rosary Ministry
6:00 PM
The St. Vincent's Rosary Ministry meets every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Chapel.
APR

06

THU
Intercessory Prayer Group
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Meets each Thursday in the Library
APR

08

SAT
Friends of St. Benedict
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
APR

10

MON
The Stitchin' Sisters
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
For the novice to the expert quilter - meets in the Art Room
What are the unusual garments the clergy wear?

To add to the beauty and festivity of the services, and to signify their special ministries, the clergy and other ministers wear vestments. Choir vestments usually consist of an undergown called a cassock (usually black) and a white, gathered overgown called a surplice. The clergy may also wear cassock and surplice.

Another familiar vestment is the alb, a white tunic with sleeves that covers the body from neck to ankles. Over it (or over the surplice) ordained ministers wear a stole, a narrow band of colored fabric. Deacons wear the stole over one shoulder, priests and bishops over both shoulders.

At the Holy Eucharist a bishop or priest frequently wears a chasuble (a circular garment that envelopes the body) over the alb and stole. The deacon's corresponding vestment has sleeves and is called a dalmatic. Bishops sometimes wear a special head covering called a mitre.

Stoles, chasubles, and dalmatics, as well as altar coverings, are usually made of rich fabrics. Their color changes with the seasons and holy days of the Church Year. The most frequently used colors are white, red, violet, and green.