Carmel Bulletin, 24 August 2014
The Liturgy Committee last met on Thursday 7 August.
There have been some suggestions over a period of time about making an effort to specifically invite and encourage families to participate in Sunday Mass in particular ways on a regular basis. Paola Yevenes, our Sacramental Coordinator (and member of the Liturgy Committee) has been working on a proposal that the committee will work on with Paola and the school. We anticipate putting the ideas into place from the beginning of next year.
The committee evaluated the liturgical celebration of the parish feast day. It was pleasing to see the positive response to the welcoming of new parishioners at the 10:30 am Mass on the day, as well as the participation of students from our primary school and our Lay Carmelite community. We thank everyone who was involved in the celebrations.
Finally, our continuing evaluation and review of our celebration of Sunday Mass focused this time on the Liturgy of the Word. We considered how we can help focus the attention of the assembly on the proclamation of the Scriptures, and support both new and existing Ministers of the Word in proclaiming the Word effectively. This discussion will continue at our next meeting.
Comments, questions and feedback about our parish’s liturgical life and practice are always welcome. Please send a message to the committee in writing, care of the parish office, or email litcomwenty (at) gmail (dot) com.