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
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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Incarnational Cycle 2014-2015: Advent – Christmas – Epiphany
Be Alert! Behold Our God
|Chapel of Mary Mother of Compassion, Providence Motherhouse
|Saturday, November 29
|Sunday, November 30
||1st Sunday of Advent
|Sunday, December 7
||2nd Sunday of Advent
|Tuesday, December 9
||Sacrament of Reconciliation
|Sunday, December 14
||3rd Sunday of Advent
|Sunday, December 21
||4th Sunday of Advent
|Wednesday, December 24
||Christmas Eve Liturgy
Followed by Refreshments
|Thursday, December 25
||Nativity of the Lord
|Sunday, December 28
|Thursday, January 1
||Mary, Mother of God
|Sunday, January 4
||Epiphany of the Lord
Day of Eucharistic Devotion
||11:00 am – 3:00 pm
||Solemn Exposition and Adoration
||Communal Eucharistic Devotions concluding with Benediction*
|Sunday, January 11
||Baptism of the Lord
*Please be advised that incense will be used as indicated.
BY ALBERT DUNN
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 »
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 »