It is often astonishing how much goes on behind the scenes to ensure that our lives can go on smoothly. For a church service, it is no different; our sacristans’ tireless work to prepare everything that needs to happen at a Mass often goes unnoticed.
If one pays attention, you may sometimes catch a glimpse of some individuals silently setting up the altar before a Mass. But their work goes well beyond that: they also have to make special preparations for baptisms, marriages and funeral Masses, ensure there are sufficient hosts for communion for the entire year, maintain cleanliness of the sanctuary and sacristy as well as the sacred vessels, and keep the vestments of the priests and altar servers in order.
Though perhaps less prominent, such a job is, as one of the many parts in the body of the Church, essential.
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