For the benefit of the home-bound, we are making a video recording of our weekend Mass, usually the 10:30 AM. This may also serve to educate non-Catholics who may tune in as to how we celebrate the Mass. The recording schedule will typically not vary. The recorded Mass will be broadcast on the following Thursday on the Oberlin Cable Co-op, channel 9, at 1 PM and 8 PM.
Looking for a "behind
the scenes" way to assist at Mass?
Sacristans are specially trained in the preparation of the sanctuary for
the celebration of Mass. They are also trained in the proper
methods for purifying and cleaning the Communion bowls, chalices, and
cups, all of which are used as vessels for the precious Body and
Blood of our Lord during the Mass.
Sacristans are required to arrive well in advance of the scheduled
liturgy to set out the proper vessels and the unconsecrated bread and
wine. They will also ensure the purificators and other incidentals
are ready for the scheduled liturgy. They may also be
called upon to prepare the Baptismal area should a Baptism be scheduled
during a given Mass.
This ministry is open to adults who have celebrated Confirmation, and
who are free of any impediments to participating in the sacramental life
of the Church. A good sacristan is a boon to any parish and, as the GIRM
(General Instructions for the Roman Catholic Missal) says, the post
fulfills a true liturgical function.
If you are interested in participating as a Sacristan, please contact
Fr. Trask or Deacon Tom Daw