Sacristans are the hidden helpers that care for the setting of the Mass. They are responsible for insuring all components: hosts, chalice, wine, candles, books, etc… are all prepared before Mass. They are also the cleanup crew that puts everything away after Mass.
This is a position not visible to the people attending Mass, but it is certainly an indispensable ministry, which provides all the elements needed for Mass. Training in identifying items where they are, where they go, how to fill the wine cruet, how many hosts to put in the ciboria, etc… are provided and explained at length (to include photos).
If you are drawn to liturgical ministries, but prefer something quiet and unseen, this may be just right for you! Contact the Coordinator below for more information.
For St. Julia Church, contact Alpheen Menachery.
For St. Joseph Church, contact Sylvia Kennedy.