Vocabulary for Altar Servers Alb: White robe worn robe worn by servers. (See Figure 1) o""ered. Altar: An elevated place, place, like a table, on which the oly !ass is o""ered. A#bo $ %ectern: &he stand where the Sacred Scriptures are read during the oly !ass. 'oat: A s#all #etal container which holds the incense to be put into the thurible$censor. thurible$censor. t has a cover and co#es with a s#all spoon. halice: &he &he sacred vessel that the priest uses to hold the 'lood o" hrist during !ass. iboriu#: &he sacred vessel that holds the 'ody o" hrist during !ass. !ass . o##union ups: &he sacred cups used cups used by the !inisters o" o##union to distribute the 'lood o" hrist to the people at o##union. orporal: A s*uare, white cloth, placed in the center o" the altar on on which the ciboriu# and chalice are placed during !ass. redence &able: &able: &he table that holds ite#s needed "or the celebration o" !ass. ruet: S#all, glass pitcher that holds water or wine "or !ass. Finger 'owl and +ug. A bowl bowl and +ug used at the ti#e o" priests washing o" hands. Finger &owel: A towel used by the priest to dry dr y his "ingers a"ter he has washed his hands. Flagon $ Wine -ecanter: &he pitcher that is used to hold the wine that tha t will be consecrated at !ass "or o##union. %ectionary: &he book &he book that contains the Scripture eadings "or !ass. !issal: &he book that contains the prayers prayers "or the !ass. /residers hair: A chair in which the priest resides. /rocessional ross: &he cross used to lead a procession. procession. &he cross is is #ounted on a pole to be held high and straight with the 'ody o" hrist (corpus) "acing "orward. /uri"icator: &he s#all, white cloth used by the priest and the !inisters o" o##union to wipe the co##union cups during o##union and to puri"y the sacred vessels a"ter co##union. /y0: A pocket watchshaped case in which o##union, used "or sick calls, is carried. Sacrariu#: Sacristy sink (by the inner door) with a drain directly int into o the earth "or the "itting disposal o" water used "or so#e sacred purpose. Sacristy: &he roo# where the sacred vessels vessels and vest#ents are kept. Sanctuary: &he large area in in the "ront center o" the church where the altar is located. Sanctuary Furnishings: 2 Altar
2 redence &able
2 /residers hair
2 Sanctuary %ight
2 3aster$/aschal 3aster$/ aschal andle
2 4igil$4otive 4igil$4otive %ights
Sanctuary %ight: ed candle showing the presence o" hri hrist st in the &abernacle. &abernacle. &abernacle: &abernacle: A sacred housing in the sanctuary where the 'ody o" hrist is kept.
&hurible $ ensor: &he #etal container e0tended "ro# a chain in which charcoal and incense are burned "or liturgical cere#onies like 'enediction or special occasions.
4ocabulary For Special %iturgical 5ses: •
Aspergillu# $ oly Water Water Sprinkler: A brush or ball with a short handle used by the priest to sprinkle the people or articles to be blessed. t is kept in a glass or #etal bucket that holds
the holy water. %unette: A round circle o" glass or s#all #etal clip used to hold the host to to be placed in the
#onstrance. !onstrance: &he ornate vessel used to hold the 'lessed Sacra#ent "or 'enediction and
3ucharistic Adoration. ope and u#eral: Shawl used by the priest to hold the !onstrance