Sacristans and Care for Vestments and Vessels

Sacristans prepare the necessary vessels and materials for the Celebration of the Eucharist. They put out the chalices (cups), ciboria (plates) and cloths, place the bread and wine at the gift table, and light the candles. This ministry is open to individuals, or couples who wish to work together as a team. There are sacristans for weekday Masses and the Sunday Eucharist. Training is provided by an experienced person. Sacristans usually serve once a month. Various Coordinators.

Care of vessels and vestments: throughout the week in preparation for the Sunday Eucharist, the cups, plates, clothes and serving vestments need cleaning and arranging. Volunteers also carry out minor repairs to servers’ vestments.

Sewers and Cloth-makers: these volunteers make major repairs to vestments and sew new linens for the church as required.