The ministry of the sacristan is to care for the altars, sacristy, tabernacle, linens, albs, vessels, candles, and general church area used in worship.  This “behind the scenes” ministry includes changing out and cleaning the altar linens, laundering the albs, changing out the candles, plus ordering candles and other miscellaneous items uses for Masses and other liturgical celebrations.  The sacristan assists the priests and volunteers to ensure that all materials are ready and available when needed.

Adults and youth of the parish are invited to serve in this ministry.  Much of the work is done on Saturday mornings in preparation for weekend Masses, with extra work involved with Lent/Easter and Advent/Christmas preparations.  All interested volunteers are invited to call the parish office at 946-1675 for more information.

Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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