Sacristan: Assist the pastor before and after Mass

An important job to ensure everything goes smoothly

One person required for each weekend Mass

Before Mass

  • Prepare the sacred vessels
  • Open the Lectionary to the correct page for the readings of the day
  • Place the sacred gifts (hosts and wine) at the entrance of the church for other volunteers to present during Mass
  • Ensure the sound system is on, microphone(s) adjusted
  • Light the candles on the altar 5 minutes before Mass

After Mass

  • Place the collection in the vault
  • Extinguish the candles on the altar
  • Clean the sacred vessels and put them away
  • Turn off the sound system

Time commitment

  • 15-20 minutes before and after Mass
  • Flexible scheduling, as you are available
  • Schedule posted monthly