We are looking for benefactors to sponsor various holy vessels, church items, and consumables to allow Saint Aelred to grow further in "worshipping the LORD in the beauty of holiness."
The following are items still available for sponsorship. Please e-mail Fr. Tipton at SaintAelreds@gmail.com to procure an item and for payment options. Thank you!
Monstrance - $1,400 - Picture
A monstrance is a vessel that holds the blessed sacrament for adoration in a church or chapel and is also used in processions like the one at Corpus Christi so that Christ himself leads us on our journey. This rite developed out of the Elevation of the Host at Mass as a response to lay desire to gaze upon Christ not just in the Resurrection, but now, under the species of bread. Saint Aelred is planning on having Adoration with Benediction sometime in the near future. (Details forthcoming.)
Torches - $300 - Picture
The torches are used at processions, The Gospel, and during the Eucharistic Canon. They add to the solemnity of God's Holy Mass and signify Christ who is The Light of the world at times and at other times the angels and saints who are the lights who follow and point to The Light.
Altar Candles - $74 - Picture
These two candlesticks will be used for weekday Masses. The other six for Sundays & Solemnities.
Pavement Lights - TBD - Picture
These lights can stand on the pavement of the altar steps or may be used on either side of the Lectern to signify, as most candles do, that we worship with the 'lights:' the saints and angels in heaven in The City where our God the Eternal Light dwells. The Seven Lamps that stand before God, as these stand before His altar, signify angels, some think seven archangels, though we only know three.
Items sponsored by benefactors thus far:
Altar Candlestick (6 out of 6)
Votive Candle Stand
Votive Candle Top
Aspergilium & Aspersorium
Silver-Plated Gospel Book
Lucifer & Snuffer
Pyx - Benedictine Medal
Pyx - Lamb of God