“The celebration of the Eucharist is the action of Christ and of the Church, namely, of the holy people united and ordered under the Bishop. It therefore pertains to the whole Body of the Church, manifests it, and has its effect upon it. Indeed, it also affects the individual members of the Church in a different way, according to their different orders, functions, and actual participation. In this way, the Christian people, ‘a chosen race, a royal Priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession,’ expresses its cohesion and its hierarchical ordering. All, therefore, whether ordained ministers or lay Christian faithful, in fulfilling their function or their duty, should carry out solely but totally that which pertains to them.”

General Instruction of the Roman Missal 91

The Sacristan is charged with assisting the priests and the deacons in the custodial care of the church’s sacred vessels and liturgical paraphernalia. They prepare and set up all that is needed for Mass to ensuring the smooth flow of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 

Requirements to serve as a Sacristan

  • Must be at least 16 years old and have received the Sacrament of Confirmation
  • Have attended a training class here at All Saints
  • Must have a current VIRTUS certification and background check
  • Must be a Catholic in good standing 
  • Commit to at least one Eucharistic Holy Hour each Month

If you have any questions or are interested in serving as a sacristan here at All Saints please contact Dcn. Michael Martell at liturgy@allsaintsdunwoody.org.