St. Philip Liturgy Committee. Presentation to St. Philip Parish Council 22 January 2007 Felice Werwin. Liturgy Committee Mission Statement.
St. Philip Parish Council
22 January 2007
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.
Ushers/Greeters - Altar ServersScripture Readers - Eucharistic Servers
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:
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.
Logistics of times and places/settings
ChoreographySimple 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!”
CritiqueAll 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.