The ministry of the sacristan is a bit like the work of a weaver. In order for all the members of a community of faith to take their full, conscious, and active part in liturgical celebrations there needs to be someone who prepares and oversees the things of the liturgy. Overall, the role of the sacristan is to oversee and keep the worship space and sacristy in good order, which also includes the sanctuary, the nave, and the gathering area. You must have a reverence for the sanctuary and for all articles and sacred vessels used in worship and liturgical activities. The sacristan is the person who is appointed to be available to prepare everything needed for the liturgy. At our parish we have an appointed lead sacristan and individual sacristans assigned to specific masses who fulfill these liturgical functions and duties. Please contact Please contact Helen Oesterle, Pastoral Associate at email@example.com for more information.