The Sacristans at Holy Family Church seek to support the good order of all Eucharistic Celebrations.
Sacristans are the homemakers of the church.. Our sacristans are zealous in their commitment to foster good worship here at Holy Family. Sacristans are responsible for setting up the liturgical elements; these include vessels used for Eucharist, altar linens, candles, to name a few. Sharing the responsibility for worship is also a part of the sacristans’ mission; to make children and adults comfortable with their specific roles like being an altar server or a Eucharistic Minister. Sacristans may be of any age or either gender. They need to be fully initiated Catholics which means they need all three Initiation Sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. We have a few part time employed sacristans who serve Holy Family, we have a number of weekday volunteer sacristans, and we have some grammar school students who serve as sacristans for Holy Family School Masses.
The Sacristans have meetings as needed. Headed by the Director of Liturgy, the sacristans usually gather before the special liturgical seasons namely, Advent and Christmastime, and Lent, Triduum and Easter Season.
Volunteer Ministry Opportunity
Although this is a part time job for the sacristans each sacristans could benefit from the help of non paid assistants. If you are interested in helping at a particular mass, please contact Fr. Albert and learn about possible assistant positions.
Fr. Albert Bahhuth