Steve and Florence Dzwonczyk
Becoming a sacristan is often considered to be an “entry level” ministry because it requires less time per month than most others. Despite this, sacristans perform an important role. As a liturgical ministry, sacristans prepare the church for the celebration of the Mass, which is central to the spiritual life of Catholics. After a short training which takes less than an hour, you will be ready to serve our Lord and the people of SEAS by preparing the bread and wine which will be offered, the holy vessels which will contain the very body and blood of Jesus, the linens required by the celebrant and Extraordinary Ministers, and setting the scene for the Mass by lighting candles. These duties typically take 15 to 20 minutes before Mass.