Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered up daily. Therefore it is the
most important daily duty of the sacristan to see that all things
necessary are properly prepared for the service. As the Holy Sacrifice
of the Mass that is offered is usually a Low Mass, it is advisable to
learn well in the very beginning what preparations to make for it, as
there is very little difference in the preparation, in the sacristy or
on the altar for a Low Mass or a High Mass so far as the duties of the
sacristan are concerned.
I. General Preparations.
II. Detailed Schedule of Preparations for the Various Masses and Services.
A. LOW MASS.
B. "MISSA CANTATA" (Sung Mass with One Priest)
C. SOLEMN MASS (Sung Mass with Priest, Deacon and Subdeacon)
D. REQUIEM MASSES AND FUNERAL SERVICES.
I. LOW MASS, BODY NOT PRESENT.
II. "MISSA CANTATA" or, REQUIEM, BODY NOT PRESENT (Sung Mass With One Priest)
III. SOLEMN REQUIEM MASS, BODY NOT PRESENT (Sung Mass with Priest, Deacon and Subdeacon)
IV. REQUIEM MASS FOLLOWED BY ABSOLUTION, THE BODY BEING PRESENT.
V. SERVICES IN THE CEMETERY.
VI. FUNERALS OF ADULTS OUTSIDE OF MASS.
VII. FUNERAL MASS AND BURIAL OF INFANTS.
a) For the Mass followed by the Burial Service.
b) For the Burial Service of Infants Outside of Mass.
E. NUPTIAL MASSES.
I. NUPTIAL LOW MASS.
II. NUPTIAL "MISSA CANTATA" (Sung Mass With One Priest)
III. SOLEMN NUPTIAL MASS (Sung Mass with Three Priests)
F. PRIEST'S FIRST SOLEMN MASS.