Sacristans oversee the necessary preparations for the celebration of mass. They prepare the altar vessels and linens as well as the bread and wine needed for mass. They must set the sacramentary on the ambo. The sacristan also makes sure the candles are lit and the lights and sound system are turned on prior to the beginning of mass. It is necessary for the sacristan to make sure all other scheduled liturgical ministers are present, and to appoint replacements for any who are absent.
Open to adult parishioners. Must attend an initial sacristan training, as well as an annual “refresher” class. Must arrive 20 minutes before Mass to set up and stay after Mass 10 minutes for clean up. Sacristans are scheduled to serve at the Mass they normally attend.