Charlene Timmerman washes the linens. Sheri Miller is a back-up (Charlene typically picks them up after the Sunday 9:30 AM (or 10:30) Mass and returns them to the office Monday by noon. Then Alex brings them to the sacristy Tuesday AM).
DO NOT USE BLEACH.
Depending on your washing machine:
*Pre-treat lipstick and wine stains with Spray & Wash.
*Place linens and towels in the same load.
*Use Tide with a little Oxy Clean added.
*Use warm or hot water, include a 10 minute soak, and a short wash cycle so as not to wear out the linens.
*Pre-treat lipstick and wine stains with Spray & Wash. Dawn dishwashing liquid may be needed on some stains.
*Soak treated linens in Oxy Clean solution 10-15 minutes. *Place linens and towels in the same load.
*Use your preferred laundry detergent.
*Use warm or hot water and a short wash cycle so as not to wear out the linens.
Both 1 & 2:
*Iron all linens (Some linens are not square.). Notify coordinator when one has a hole.
*Use Magic Sizing (starch) only on the corporals.
There are three Altar Cloths for everyday use, one for Christmas, and one for Easter. All are hanging in the Computer Room closet.
Of the three for everyday use, two are the same size as the Altar and the third hangs over the sides. We are asked to use the spare “same size” one first.
If you have the need to replace an Altar Cloth let the Sacristan coordinator know immediately so it can be washed promptly (before the wine stain sets too long). Please do not hang it back up in the closet. If the spill is post-Consecration, cleanse the spot appropriately first, as you would for a corporal.
When washing an Altar Cloth please consider if it may shrink before placing in a dryer.