Linda Leightley

The 17 sacristans at St. Leo ready the vessels, books and the priest’s vestments for Mass. They are also responsible for ensuring that sufficient hosts are consecrated for the Mass. On Sundays they are an effective liaison between the priest, altar servers, ushers and music groups, coordinating the many details that must come together for a beautiful liturgy. Following Mass, the sacristans clean the water and wine cruets and tidy the sacristy. Sacristans also maintain the Holy Family votive lights. Sacristans are available to cover all weekend and daily Masses. Anyone interested in fulfilling this need should contact the rectory office at 703-273-5369. Training will be provided.