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Congregational Liturgy Committee Statement of Purpose:

We believe that liturgy is integrally connected to life.


We are committed to

Personal growth in liturgy
Creating excellent liturgy
Being inclusive and respectful of all who worship here
Being witnesses/signs of hope to all
Modeling good liturgy
Being engaged in the creative tension of different theologies
Functioning as a committee in equality and mutuality
Hard work

Our responsibilities include

Preparing and designing congregational liturgies
Facilitating educational processes that promote the understanding and development of good liturgy
Procuring resources that enhance liturgical celebrations
Co-ordinating Sunday, seasonal, and daily celebrations in the Motherhouse and the Oratory
Visioning and planning to form a faith community which is inclusive, welcoming of the marginalized, and a model of good liturgy for the Church

Our Membership includes

Sisters and Associates who are committed to the Statement of Purpose and are endorsed by the General Superior and Council. Being aware of the contributions new persons can make to the committee, our membership changes according to needs and availability. Consultation with resource persons, e.g. music director, presider, etc., is ongoing. Each person is a full member of the committee and some carry additional roles, e.g. sister contact, co-ordinator of pastoral liturgy, sacristan, chaplain.

A subcommittee of the Congregational Liturgy Committee, the Seasonal Planning Committee co-ordinates the preparation of liturgies of particular seasonal feasts and observances.

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Chapel of Mary Mother of Compassion

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Paschal Cycle 2015
Holy Mystery – Love Unending – Uniting All

Chapel of Mary Mother of Compassion, Providence Motherhouse
Date Time
Wednesday, February 18 4:00 pm Ash Wednesday, Eucharist and distribution of ashes
Sunday, February 22 10:00 am 1st Sunday of Lent
Saturday, February 28 6:30 pm Lenten Evening Prayer*
Sunday, March 1 10:00 am 2nd Sunday of Lent
Tuesday, March 3 6:30 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sunday, March 8 10:00 am 3rd Sunday of Lent
Sunday, March 15 10:00 am 4th Sunday of Lent
Sunday, March 22 10:00 am 5th Sunday of Lent
Sunday, March 29 10:00 am Passion Sunday, beginning with the blessing and distribution of palms in the Auditorium

The Paschal Triduum

Date Time
Thursday, April 2 7:00 pm Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper*
Friday, April 3 3:00 pm Good Friday, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion*
Saturday, April 4 7:00 pm Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil
Sunday, April 5 10:00 am Easter Sunday
Saturday, May 23 6:30 pm Vigil of Pentecost*
Sunday, May 24 10:00 am Pentecost Sunday
  • Envelopes will be provided for the Maillac Mission Fund in support of the Peruvian Missions of the Sisters of Providence
  • Envelopes will be provided for the Share Lent Collection.
  • Donations of food and toiletries will be give to the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Chapel doors will be opened 30 minutes before liturgies commence.

*Please be advised that incense will be used as indicated.


Fr. John Hibbard reviews the upcoming revisions to the Roman Missal.

More than 80 Sisters, Associates, Motherhouse liturgical ministers and staff gathered on Tuesday, October 4 for an information session regarding the coming revision of the Roman Missal (the book of rites used for Mass and other liturgies such as Good Friday) and its accompanying General Instruction, the document explaining the Missal’s practical implementation.
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photo by: Albert Dunn

by Albert Dunn

Margaret Bick, former editor of the National Bulletin on Liturgy, facilitated a session for liturgical ministers and sisters on Saturday, May 8. The presentation focused on the 1998 document ocument of John Paul II Dies Domini, on keeping the Lord’s Day holy. View full article »

This Lenten Reflection was written by Sister of Providence Frances O’Brien

May you be blessed in Providence this Lenten season. View full article »

Music Conference

Marg Spooner, Director of Music, Heathfield

Sudbury was the location of the 2006 Ontario Liturgical Commission Summer School in early August. The conference was unique in that it was a bilingual event, involving 110 musicians from Ontario and one from Newfoundland. The well-planned week was a great opportunity for social interaction with other church musicians. View full article »