Webster’s Dictionary defines an oblationer as “one who makes an offering as an act of worship or reverence”.
The purpose of the Oblationer ministry is to bring the offerings of bread and wine (Eucharist) symbolically to the altar. Prior to the offering, the wine carafe and bread container are carried by lay persons to the altar steps and given to an acolyte. Oblationers often are a family unit, though anyone may serve with any parishioner or by themselves. As they offer the “oblations” of the congregation, they are referred to as the “Oblationers” for that service.For more information contact Jana Plowman.