Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Parishes
  • West Chester, PA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Normal Work Days/Hours

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 5:45AM 10:00AM (total 12.75 hours)

Saturday: Occasional 4:00PM 6:30PM (2.5 hours)

Sunday: Occasional 4:30PM 6:30PM (2 hours)


St. Agnes Parish is seeking a qualified Part-time Early Morning Sacristan to be responsible for preparing the Altar and Sanctuary for Daily Masses (Wednesday-Friday mornings 6:30 and 8:00), and occasional Saturday or Sunday afternoon Masses at 5:15. In addition to being a faithful and practicing Catholic, the ideal candidate should be dependable, conscientious and hard-working, with an understanding of the Catholic Mass. Knowledge of sacred vessels and terminology is a plus. The position is approximately 15 hours per week.

The sacristan functions primarily under the guidance of the Director of Liturgy to ensure proper set-up for Masses. Secondarily, this individual is responsible for the general care, security, and well-being of the church, chapel, and sacristies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Opening and closing the church
  • Keeping proper doors locked and secured
  • Setting up/cleaning up from daily Mass (and funerals or other special Masses as needed)
  • Carefully arranging and maintaining liturgical books and vestments
  • Keeping Church and sacristies clean
  • Making sure linens are properly purified, washed, and folded
  • General custodial services in church, chapel, sacristies & bathrooms
  • Serve as Sacristan at Funerals and other special Masses as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position requires a practicing Catholic over the age 18 who possesses basic knowledge of Mass procedures and practices. The sacristan must have the capacity to learn the names and functions of sacred vessels, sacred vestments, and sacred objects. Punctuality and the ability to multi-task are essential. Hiring would be contingent on the successful completion of a criminal history background check and Safe Environment clearances.

Education: High School Diploma

Physical Requirements: Able to self-ambulate up and down stairs and lift up to 25lbs.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter by email to:

Charles J Maruzzella, Business Manager

Saint Agnes Parish

233 W Gay Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Archdiocese of Philadelphia
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