THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF A PARISH LITURGY COMMITTEE
“The Church earnestly desires that all the faithful be led to that full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations called for by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people” (1 Pt 2:9) is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.” (CSL no. 14)
The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy was one of the foundational documents that came out of Vatican Council II ushering in a time of great liturgical reform that shaped the liturgy as we know it today. To assist the Bishop, the chief liturgist of any diocese, the Constitution recommended the establishment of a Liturgical Commission in every diocese to advise the Bishop on implementing the reforms as well as on all matters liturgical. At the parish level, liturgy committees were formed to provide similar advice and counsel to the pastor. While the reforms of Vatican II have long since been implemented, parish liturgy committees have maintained their place of importance in providing ongoing support in preparing and evaluating parish liturgies, particularly the Sunday celebration of the Eucharist.
Liturgy Commission meetings are held quarterly
These meetings are open to parishioners from both parishes. Please check your bulletin for the next scheduled meeting.
Liturgy Commission meeting minutes:
Liturgy Commission Subcommittee meeting minutes: