It is your responsibility, as the chaplain assistant, to prepare these garments before the service. The
chaplain's own faith group or faith commonly determines the preference for certain kinds of vestments.
Normally, the chaplain assistant will prepare them for the chaplain in the vesting room or the sacristy.
The chaplain may prefer the vestments be hung on the door of a closet or arranged on a table or shelf.
After the service, you must examine the vestments for tears, stains, or wrinkles and return the
serviceable vestments to the vestment closet. It is your responsibility to insure there are enough
serviceable vestments on hand and to have any unserviceable vestments cleaned and repaired (if
Vestments worn by a Catholic chaplain are shown in Figure 1-4. Descriptions of the vestments are
outlined below. It should be noted that the color of the stole and chasuble will match the color of the
altar frontal, antependia, and chalice veil.
Figure 1-4. Vestment Worn by a Catholic Priest.