Our sacristans work behind the scenes to prepare our worship space for Masses, funerals, Holy Days and weddings.
Weekday Chapel Sacristan
For each weekday liturgy, the Sacristan prepares the worship space, including: lights candles, sets up Eucharistic elements of bread, water and wine, plates and chalices; prepares and places Lectionary and Roman Missal; and puts things away after Mass.
The Sacristan coordinates funeral liturgies, including: sets up Eucharistic elements of bread and wine, plates and chalices; lights candles, places microphones, prepares incense; and rehearses with family members who have a liturgical role in the funeral. The ability to juggle a variety of demands and to act quickly under pressure is important.
Weekend & Holy Day Sacristan
At weekend Masses and Holy Days, the Sacristan works behind the scenes to prepare the worship space, including: lights, microphones, candles and special set-up needs according to the liturgical season. Attentiveness to detail and a willingness to work behind the scenes are necessary. A love of liturgy and all the “smells and bells” that go with it is also a definite plus for this ministry! Ages fourteen through adult are welcome to volunteer.