Sacristans assist, facilitate and provide support and coordination for other liturgical ministries. In addition, they make the necessary preparations for liturgical activities. In all situations, it is their duty to find workable solutions so that the liturgy is conducted as planned and the assembly may reverently, without interruption, worship, praise and invite God’s presence into their lives.
Sacristans prepare and check that all vessels and resources are ready to meet the needs of the liturgy. Time commitments vary from one Mass per month to a full weekend of Masses (depending on the number of available sacristans). One-on-one training with other sacristans is also available until a comfort-level and proficiency are achieved, and the pastor’s approval is received.
To become a sacristan, contact Jonathan Topper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-518-6558.