Mission: Provide the priests and deacons with all of the logistical support necessary before, during and after the celebration of the Mass and other services. Sacristans are dedicated to learning more about the General Instruction of the Roman Missal and ceremonies of the liturgical year.
Main Services: Sacristans prepare the altar vessels and linens as well as the bread and wine needed for Mass. They must set the lectionary 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.
Minister Requirements: Must be a confirmed Catholic at least 16 years of age and in good standing with the Catholic Church. Also, must be formally commissioned as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and officially mandated by the Vicar General of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
Point of Contact:
Email Vivian about the Sacristan Ministry