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Many of the Sacristan’s duties are related to taking care of the Sacristy (hence the name Sacristan) and the sacred items in the Sacristy. This is the

secure area of the church which serves as a holding room for the sacred items used in the Holy Mass. He or she makes sure the priest has the

required collections for the altar. This includes the chalice, cruets, linens, oils, crosses, candles, and celebration bells. The Sacristan also

ensures all candles have sufficient light to last for the entire Mass. The Sacristan may also be responsible for ensuring that there are sufficient

fresh hosts and the proper amount of duly authorized wine for communion.

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