A sacristan is a lay member of the Catholic ministry who is responsible, on a rota basis, for maintaining the sacristy where the church's liturgical items are kept including vestments, sacred vessels and books etc.
The sacristan must be a baptised Catholic and a member of the church. He/She must also have basic knowledge and experience of the liturgical rites performed in the church.
The overriding aim of the sacristan is to ensure that the priest can celebrate the Mass or service with absolute confidence that all necessary items and processes are in place.
If you are interested in becoming a Sacristan at any of our three churches, please see the details for each church listed below. Alternatively, contact Fr Cooke or any priest.
St Brendan, Harwood