The word Sacristan comes from the Latin word, sacer, meaning sacred. This sacred and essential parish ministry is most often work performed behind the scenes and yet it is very essential and for future celebrations of the Eucharist, which is the source and summit of our lives as Christians.

Participation in the Mass through service during the Mass brings us closer to the Table of the Lord. Sacristans serve the “servants of the Lord” by setting up the church, the sanctuary, and the altar before every Mass, Baptism, Wedding, Funeral and other parish liturgical celebrations.