Our Commitment: Sacristans prepare the church for Mass, baptisms and funerals. A sacristan sets up and cleans up after a Mass or other liturgical service.
Time & Training Required: A new sacristan will need to train at the Mass they will plan on ministering at so they are comfortable with the specifics of that particular Mass. Usually they will shadow a sacristan for 3-4 weeks or until they are comfortable with the duties that will need to be performed. Available to serve at Holy days and to substitute for a sacristan who is ill or out of town. Sacristans need to be communion ministers.
What We Do: Sacristans prepare the church for liturgy and perform the necessary duties thereof whether it is for a Mass. This requires coming early and staying late. They are available to help the priest and deacon as needed.
Helpful Attributes: Individuals should be detail-oriented, gregarious, able to adjust to last minute changes, helpful and knowledgeable about Liturgy and the church facility.