Q. 1. How can I comment on posts?
A. At the top of every post there is a “No Comments” or if a comment has been posted it will say 1 comment, 2 comments, etc. CLICK ON the words and a small box will open (Leave A Reply) up in which you may type in a question or a comment about that particular post. You do not have to leave your name, Anonymous will appear instead. Your personal email address or any private information will NOT SHOW to the public. Then hit the “submit” button. You will not see your comment immediately as I screen all comments before approving them for publication. This keeps spam and unsuitable material from appearing on our web site. This is a site for YOU and all altar guild workers- please comment and offer your tips and suggestions and ask questions. The interactive nature of this format is just why it was chosen.
Q. How often is new material posted?
A. I generally post something new twice a week.
Q. What happens to old posts?
A. Any post ever published is always viewable. Ten posts are on the main page, then over that number, the oldest ones get archived. Every post is put into a catagory which you can find on the right side of the main page. If you cannot remember the name of the post, there is a black SEARCH BOX at the very top of the far left hand column of the page. Type in “wine stains”, or whatever topic you want to know about and hit your ENTER key. Any post relevant to the topic you type in will pop up on a page and then you can click on each individual post to view all entries.
Q. Can I post information about my altar guild activities, workshops, field trips, member information, etc. here .
A. YES! Please do!
Q. How can I relocate unused and unwanted vestments and materials and equipment?
A. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will come to your church to pick up anything unneeded. I relocate items to diocesan parishes, churches in the state of Rhode Island, New Orleans parishes devastated by hurricane Katrina, and African mission churches.
Q. What does a Diocesan Directress do and will you make parish visits?
A. Depending on the diocese, the diocesan director provides a contact for all parish directresses, serves as a resource for supply ideas, contacts, new products, sacristy tips, workshops, enrichments,etc, and is “on-call” if needed as a speaker for altar guild meetings and workshops. In some dioceses, the Diocesan Altar Guild Director maintains a separate Diocesan Altar Guild which has its own officers. Rhode Island does not have such an organization. I am, however, hoping to have an annual meeting of all parish directresses, which I think will be helpful in learning your needs and concerns. Yes, I will be happy to come and visit your parish altar guild and sacristy. There is no cost involved in a parish visit or workshop.
Q. How do I submit articles and photos for this website for publication?
A. I can accept most word documents (Microsoft Works, Word, Wordpad) and photos are best at 200 dpi resolution and sent as a tiff, jpeg, or gif type file. I will set up a link here on the site for articles and photographs of your church gardens, flowers, events, meetings, etc. If you need to have a photo scanned, I can do that and format it for you for internet use. Any hard copy article or photo may be mailed to me at P.O. Box 86 North Stonington, CT 06359.