Grace: Holy Name volunteers answer call to serve, make it their mission to keep church clean
Holy Name Catholic Church, like many others, relies on volunteers to do the cleaning. Barbara Rutten, 72, leads a team of 19 women who clean the 18,000-square-foot church.
Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:18 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
She has plucked dried gum from the floor. She has emptied the bathroom trash. She has refilled the paper towels, swept the lobby's pink tile, checked the pews and flipped on the lights for grade schoolers practicing their readings for Mass.
What remains for volunteer church cleaner Barb Rutten on this frigid weekday morning is the rug. The dang rug. It sits in front of the side chapel door at Holy Name Catholic Church. On it is a gray film that just won't come off. Near it is a five-gallon bucket of salt, the likely culprit.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:18 pm.