The term Sacristan comes from the Latin word, sacer, which means sacred. Sacristans are often behind the scene prayerful volunteers that bring to mind the words of Jesus when He said we should not do good works to gain accolades (Matthew 6:1). The Sacristan is charged with the care of the sacristy especially in preparation of the vessels before and after masses. The Sacristans are crucial to ensuring vessels are prepared for the Liturgy of the Eucharist therefore enhancing the quality of our daily community's liturgical celebrations.
The Sacristan ministry is vibrant, worthwhile, grace-filled volunteer opportunity which draws us closer to God and our fellow parishioners. May God bless as you consider participating in this ministry at the service of Our Lord and His People.
Sacristans work in the sacristy to set up for Mass, which includes putting out the sacred vessels, organizing the liturgical books, and seeing to the proper amount of bread and wine. After the Mass, they make sure the sacristy is cleaned up and in good order. Each Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church is assigned a sacristan
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Joyce Lubofsky at 281-333-3891 ext. 333.