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Ministry of Sacristan

INSTRUCTIONS AND CHECKLIST
Sacristans should arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass. 
                Before Mass

  • Place on Credence Table:
    • 2 chalices
    • 1 paten
    • The Sacramentary
    • Small pitcher of water
    • 1 corporal
    • 2 purificators
  • Place on Gifts Table:
    • Paten with 1 host (the unleavened flat bread)
    • Cruet with some wine
  • Turn on the 6 spot lights (switches in the entrance hallway)
  • Plug in the light in the fountain
  • Put hymn board in place
  • Put Book of Gospels  in its stand on the Altar
  • Turn on the main chapel lights (switches over the credence table)
  • Make sure the lectionary is set to the proper readings
  • At ten minutes before the start of Mass light the candles near the Altar and the Ambo

After Mass

    • Extinguish candles asap (with so many people moving around its dangerous to wait)
    • Reverently consume any left over Eucharist and purify the vessels
    • Put all of the Mass items away
      • Chalices, patens, pitchers, hymn board, Book of Gospels and holder,Sacramentary
      • Turn off all lights
      • Unplug the light in the fountain

 

 

 

 

St. Mary of Magdala Church, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) Organization.
Our Ecumenical Catholic Community
meets at St. Mary of Magdala Chapel, located at
Evensong Retreat Center, 326 Lower County Road, Harwich Port, MA 02646

St. Mary of Magdala Church is proud to be affiliated with

THE ECUMENICAL CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF NEW ENGLAND
THE FEDERATION OF CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES
THE HARWICH CLERGY ASSOCIATION
THE CAPE COD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

 

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