Holy Martyrs Catholic Church


“Your commitment to the altar is not only a duty, but a great honor, [and] a genuine holy service.”
Pope John Paul II

The ministry of the sacristan is an important one in the life of a parish. By preparing items used in the liturgy, readying them and making them usable to the members of the assembly, the sacristan works to make the full, conscious and active participation of all at the liturgy a lived reality. This is a relatively new ministry at Holy Martyrs which primarily involves cleaning the sacred vessels used at Mass each weekend and taking care of some of our altar linens. The time required for this ministry is not extensive.

Commission Representative: Kathleen Cooley
Staff Liaison: Janet Payton, 330.722.6633