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Art and Environment:  This is a visual component of the Liturgical Calendar. The year begins in Advent and ends with Autumn Ordinary Time. We plan an environment for Advent, Christmas, Winter Ordinary Time, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Easter, Pentecost, Summer Ordinary Time and Autumn Ordinary Time. Aside from these major changes, we adjust the environment for the First Holy Communion, Confirmation, The Most Holy Trinity, The Most Holy Body and Blood, The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, The Feast of St. Clare, the Mass Remembrance and in October, and the Golden Jubilee of the Parish.

Change overs typically occur on Sunday after Mass, unless there is Religious Education or some other commitment. Perhaps Monday or Friday evenings as an alternative. Typically, set up occurs on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Help is needed for both set up and take down for each season.

We are always looking for more helping hands, especially those comfortable on ladders. Design ideas are also appreciated and can be submitted to the Art and Environment Committee. There are also volunteers needed for plant/flower watering. Distilled water is used for plants on the inside of the building. Pressing of fabrics and retagging fabrics for storage at the end of each liturgical season is always a necessity for this ministry. The core team consists of Deb Gerkhardt, Paul and Erica Glysz, Lisa Henk, Dave and Ruth Schneider, and Kyle Kaczmarek.

Please contact Ruth Schneider at (262)895-2542 or if you are interested in joining this ministry.