Sacristan Ministry


In the Body of Christ there exists a wonderful variety of ministries, which are especially evident when we gather around the altar to worship God. By virtue of our baptism in Christ some of us are called to serve as Sacristans.

The Sacristan prepares and oversees the articles and elements required for the Liturgy so that all the members of the worshipping community can take their full, conscious and active part in the liturgical celebration.  The sacristan knows the meaning and purpose of the liturgy as well as the needs of the particular liturgical assembly, and works carefully to provide the members with the liturgical items needed for a meaningful, prayerful, and active celebration.

The church building must be opened and lit, cleaned and decorated for the celebration.  Bread and wine must be in place, vessels and vestments available, linens in order, seating arrangements made, microphones set, books and candles set out.  Just an example of some of the duties that are performed diligently for the celebration of Mass by our Sacristans. 

The Sacristan also leads the Rosary prior to the celebration of Mass.

Heavenly Father, please pour your blessings on my ministry today. It is an hour and privilege to serve the Lord at his table. Please guide my hands and my steps that I may fulfill my duties with grace and devotion. I ask this in the name of Jesus whom I serve with Joy.  Amen.







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