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.