The Sacristan Ministry is one of the most important ministries of the church. The Sacristan is involved in every church Liturgy, including Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals and any other Liturgical celebrations. The Sacristan, who is also an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, is responsible for preparing the Sacred Vessels (cruets, chalice, ciborium, paten, altar linens and Holy Oils) and unconsecrated elements prior to the celebration of the Mass and purifying the Sacred Vessels upon completion of the Mass as well as preparing the Altar and credence tables with all the necessary items for the Eucharist celebration.
An apprenticeship with an experienced sacristan and basic knowledge of liturgy and the vessels used is required. The Sacristan must be able to dedicate two hours per week for Sunday liturgies and additional time for funerals and weddings.
Interested in volunteering for the Sacristan Ministry? Our Sacristan schedule is developed on a weekly basis, and you may volunteer to serve for any Mass on Saturday, Sunday, weekdays, Funerals, Weddings or Baptisms. Training for all functions is provided. You can be a full time resident, a snow-bird, or even a husband and wife team.