It is important for sacristans to have a knowledge of and dedication to the liturgy, as well as knowledge of the liturgical calendar. They will gain an awareness of the vocabulary and sacristy practices. The successful sacristan also needs to be detail-oriented with excellent communication skills, as they interact closely with clergy and other liturgical volunteers.
St. Albert’s Parish needs sacristans for daily masses as well as for our weekend liturgies. Because of the importance of this role, each sacristan must be approved by the Pastor.
If you are interested in becoming part of the sacristan team, please contact Karen Barthel @ 763-497-2987 or contact our parish office at 763-497-2474.
A sacristan is a member of the parish who is responsible for preparing our church for Mass, both for daily Masses as well as on Sundays and special liturgies. The sacristan ensures that all necessary items are available and in their proper place.
The responsibilities typically involve: