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St. Philip Liturgy Committee Presentation to St. Philip Parish Council 22 January 2007 Felice Werwin
Liturgy Committee Mission Statement The St. Philip Liturgy Committee convenes for the express purpose of fostering Sacred Liturgy. The overall objective of the committee is to promote a strong sense of celebration in our parish. Using the traditional rites or rituals which we have inherited – prayer, celebrating Mass, ministering the Sacraments etc. – we continually strive to provide and encourage a deeper awareness of and a more active participation in Liturgy.
Liturgy Committee Music – Maria O’Kelly Ministries – Sandy Mitchell –Ushers/Greeters – Gerry McGuire –Altar Servers – Sandy Mitchell –Scripture Readers – Terry Aloise –Eucharistic Servers – Deacons Frank and Paul Art & Environment – Fr. Michael Boccaccio RCIA Liturgical Concerns – Deacon Frank Chiappetta Special Seasons – Felice Werwin Intercessions – Sister Mary Ann McPartland, CND Children Are Special – Doris Chiappetta Parish Mission – Betty Hunter Paraliturgical Services – Eucharistic Adoration, Stations of the Cross, Novenas, May Crowning, etc. – Deacon Paul Reilly
Music Weekend and Holy Day Celebrations Cantors Special Musical Celebrations: Lessons & Carols, Tenebrae, etc. Logistics – Sound, Physical Location, etc. Seasonal Music and Intercession Responses – Suggestions, coordination, organization Membership – Sr. and Jr. Choir Upcoming Events – St. Philip and Other Participation Scheduling – When, who, coverage, etc. Bookmarks – Each week covered with list of music for each Celebration
Art & Environment Decoration of our Church is carefully planned & designed to enhance our Worship space through the coordination with the theme of each season. All areas of the sacred space (inside & outside) are designed to complement (but not overpower) the Sacred Liturgy and encourage the “attitude” and prayerfulness of each season. For example: –Advent – season of waiting – barren –Christmas – season of joy and celebration –Lent – season of repentance, and again barren –Easter – season of joy and exultation
RCIA Planning of Liturgical Celebrations where RCIA Candidates play a special role : The Rites The Scrutinies Easter Vigil Pentecost
Special Seasons Advent / Christmas Lent / Easter / Pentecost Theme for each season chosen according to Scripture Readings Booklet / Calendar Advent Wreath Lighting Intercession Closing Prayer Bookmarks
Intercessions Authors Liturgical Calendar Length / Readability / Universal Church Subjects Adherence to Intercessory Guidelines Responses Sung? Spoken?
Children Are Special Celebrations Themes Grade Level Incorporation of children activities Coordination / advertisement, etc. Attendance
Parish Mission Yearly coordination during Lent Speaker/Facilitator Logistics Refreshments
Paraliturgical Services Eucharistic Adoration, Stations of the Cross, Novenas, May Crowning, Etc.
Concerns Change?? The Liturgy Committee spends much time discussing and deciding how to implement, when to implement and if to implement a change after careful consideration as to how it will impact our worshipping community. Calendar Logistics of times and places/settings Choreography Simple things like who goes where and when all contribute to a Mass that is orderly and without distraction. Father Michael’s famous quote, “We don’t want sloppy Liturgy!” Critique All celebrations and all aspects of celebrations are thoroughly discussed and critiqued. Simple things like “the type is too small,” or the “incense was making people cough,” “the microphones are not carrying,” “the Christmas tree was blocking the Altar,” etc., are all carefully noted so that improvements can be made in the future.
Challenges Participation, Participation, Participation Attendance, Attendance, Attendance Involvement, Involvement, Involvement New Ideas Motivation Encouraging positive change Promoting the idea that whatever is done is not volunteering: It is ministry and it is meant to enrich our Church (that is: us - our faith community) Our Parish has but one Priest who is there for everyone all of the time – but he can only be in one place at one time and he can only preside at so many Masses; we need to be as supportive, present and available to help him as we can.
Your Turn! What would you like from us? We’re open to your suggestions and want your help by being our ears – tell us what you hear from our parish family – tell us what they are saying: what they like/what they don’t like/what they would like to see. If you hear of someone who is looking for his/her place within our faith community, why not suggest the Liturgy Committee? They will feel a wonderful sense of belonging in knowing that they have contributed to the beautiful Liturgies that are held at St. Philip all the time.