This Ministry assists in the planning of the various liturgical seasons and celebrations of the church’s liturgy. Those who participate in this apostolate will meet regularly to assess and plan the year’s activities as well as supply training to the Liturgical Ministers. The Liturgy Committee supports the Liturgy Teams that run the activities or programs as well as assessing activities and initiating new Liturgical initiatives or Teams, that will enrich peoples Liturgical experiences through the Mass. (Y / YA / A / NC)
The Role of Ministers
Liturgy is made up of several elements: gathering, remembering, sharing a meal, going forth. Each of these elements requires the service of individuals, in addition to the full participation of the whole assembly, to help make them happen. Certain members of the community share their gifts by serving in specific ministries. They do so for the sake of the community and to give glory to God.
Each of us is called to contribute to our common prayer. We respond to that call by truly celebrating the mass as part of the assembly. We respond as well by discerning our gifts and offering to serve as a liturgical minister.
What are the general qualities of ministers?
First and foremost they are humble servants. They put their gifts at the disposal of others for the sake of the community and for the glory of God. They take their responsibility seriously. They know when they are scheduled and they arrive early on that day, or they find themselves a reliable replacement.
They learn how to perform their ministry, by attending a training session and by careful study of their written instruction. They are open to positive feedback about how they perform their task, and they adapt easily when instructions change. They are eager to learn more about their ministry and willing to take part in ongoing training. They are careful in their ministry never to attract undue attention to themselves. All liturgical ministers understand their role as members of the gathered assembly. They are models of good participation and communicate an attitude of prayer throughout the liturgy.