Why do you come to Mass? Is it a habit? Do you enjoy it? Do you come to be closer to God through the Word proclaimed, the Bread broken and Community gathered? What are your expectations? What do you like or dislike about coming to Mass? Music? Homily? Environment? What makes a good (or bad) experience at Mass? How is it that the Triduum at Easter is always an outstanding experience? The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #14 provides the goal of every liturgy committee: Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people (1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5), is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.
These are some of the issues which the Liturgy Committee addresses. We are the voice of the parish concerning our liturgical celebrations. All of the ministries related to the Mass are overseen by the committee—altar servers, sacristans, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, ushers and environment. These ministries are served by coordinators and the music director is also a member of the committee. Although the committee does not plan liturgies, it does evaluate the liturgies and make suggestions based on observations and feedback of the community. It also educates the assembly on various aspects of liturgy. You may remember the Liturgical Minutes, Ministry Minutes or explanation of the Triduum.
We are St. Francs de Sales. Our liturgies should be unique to our parish so that each of us may participate fully, consciously and actively in those liturgies. The liturgy committee welcomes new members and/or suggestions. Please contact Deacon Jim if you would like to join us or bring something to our attention. Respectfully, Sylvia Brokos