The Sacristans do what is necessary to keep the sanctuary clean and orderly. They oversee the “behind the scenes” preparation for liturgy (e.g. prepare hosts, wine, placement of purificators, water and towels, Tabernacle key, check candles, put out chalices and patens). After the liturgy, the Sacristan returns everything to its proper place after cleaning the holy vessels and patens. They also request the reorder of supplies used in the liturgy. This ministry is also responsible for the maintenance, washing, folding and ironing of the cloths covering the Altar and the Tabernacle area of the Church as well as the purificators used to wipe the chalice and the hand towels.