Sacristans quietly do the Lord’s work behind the scenes. Since they prepare for our liturgies ahead of time, everything is at hand for our Masses.
Sacristans maintain the candles, put out the utensils and linens needed for Masses and see that all that is needed at a particular Mass is available.
Gifts that are Needed and Developed for this Ministry:
Neatness and organization are important.
Sacristans sign up on a schedule for available weeks. Those who are assigned meet every Saturday morning at 8:30 AM for 30 minutes to set up for Mass.
Benefits for the Volunteer:
This behind the scene ministry brings to mind the words of Jesus when he said we should not do good works to be noticed. The satisfaction of a job well done for the better function of the liturgy is reward in itself.