The Importance of Sacristans 

Contact

If you are interested in this ministry, it is a stipend position.
Contact Solveig Heidberg at 509 313-7020 or by e-mail to sheidberg@dioceseofspokane.org.

 

A Sacristans responsibilities incude:

  • The initial setting up of the sanctuary for each Mass 
  • Assisting the priest in distributing communion during Mass
  • They take down the set up and clean the dishes after Mass

The sanctuary is a place of peace, where one can go to commune with the Lord. Often times, not much though is given to the preparation involved in that experience. The role of a Sacristan is to help Mass run as smoothly as possible from “behind the scenes.”