Preparing God’s House for Worship
The sacristan is responsible for:
- Caring and maintaining St. Hubert sacred vessels, vestments, linens, oils, holy water, and all liturgical items.
- Providing a clean and tidy worship space, including the sanctuary, the shrine, the gathering area, and the two sacristies.
- Ensuring that all items required for St. Hubert liturgies are in adequate supply.
The responsibilities of the sacristan are performed two days a week. On Monday mornings, the sacristan(s) tidies the worship space after weekend liturgies. On Thursday mornings, the sacristan(s) prepare the sanctuary with clean linens and proper candles, and dusts and mops the floors and other areas and grooms and waters the plants.
The sacristan helper has a unique opportunity to pray silently in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament while working and offering service to the Lord in His Sanctuary.
Time and Talents
This ministry is open to both men and women who don’t mind using “elbow grease” in the worship space or doing laundry at home. The energy and desire to push a mop, polish, dust and perform other needed works is the call of the sacristan(s). This ministry thrives on the realization that parishioners will enjoy a clean and lovely worship space because of their works and services.
As a team, the sacristan ministry accomplishes what is seldom noticed, a ministry of hospitality similar to our efforts of readying our homes for visitors.
Sacristan helpers need several hours a week to perform their tasks and those who wish to launder and iron purificators will need several hours every other month.
Those individuals interested in finding out more about the Sacristan Helper Ministry should complete the form below or contact the Ministry Coordinator at
The sacristan has a unique opportunity to pray silently in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament while working and offering service to the Lord in His Sanctuary.