Liturgy is the customary public worship performed by a religious group, according to its beliefs, customs and traditions. Liturgy is always an action, something we do; it is not simply a text in a book. Liturgy is a public action, a ritual action, and a symbolic action. We participate in the action of the liturgy by responding, singing, listening and joining in the gestures.
The tangible words and actions made by the Church in liturgy signify the mysterious Word of God who acts in our midst; in fact, the liturgy actually makes present God’s action in the world since it is Christ who acts in the worship of the Church, Christ’s body. It is in the proclamation of the word that God speaks to us; it is in the breaking of the bread that we recognize Christ.
The Liturgy Committee’s main function is to find ways to enhance our Parishioner’s public worship, encourage participation within the church community, and therefore bring them closer to God and our church family.
We research, prepare, schedule and promote various celebrations for Holy and Feast Days; especially those for our patron Saint – St. Mary, Mother of God:
- Mass for the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary followed by a procession to honor and crown Mary, the Queen of Heaven;
- A solemn rosary with songs between each decade were said prior to the masses celebrating Assumption of and The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary;
- Mass for Our Lady of Sorrows and the 100th Anniversary of Fatima;
- Served 102 people a delicious spaghetti dinner following the Assumption mass.
Using the ORDO (Order of Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours and celebration of the Eucharist) as a guide, we insure that we celebrate and/or acknowledge as many “special” events as possible. For example,
- “Blessing of the Throats” to honor St. Blaise – prayer cards were provided,
- “Renewal of Marriage Vows” to celebrate World Marriage Day,
- Hosting a “Blue Mass” to honor first responders and EMS personnel,
- Planning and preparing “Hot Dogs and Chili” for the lighting of the Advent tree
- Singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Divine Mercy Sunday.
We often use altar-scapes and sanctuary decorations to set the mood for liturgical and seasonal worship.
We appreciate your interest in the Liturgy Committee. If you are interested in participating in the Liturgy Committee, please call Mickie Hofmann at 770-504-0557 or email to email@example.com.