This site shares resources for liturgical preparation and formation under the leadership of the Liturgy Committee of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Wentworthville.
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee’s responsibilities include the following:
- Directing the preparation and evaluation of the parish celebrations for significant seasons and feasts
- Contributing to the preparation and evaluation of the parish celebrations of the rites of the Church
- Guiding and evaluating the regular patterns of parish Sunday worship
- Supervising the preparation and evaluation of the liturgical space and seasonal liturgical environment
- Directing the calling forth, spiritual and technical formation, and evaluation of liturgical ministers
- Promoting studies in liturgy, particularly amongst the committee membership
- Directing the determination, acquisition and preservation of liturgical resources
- Reviewing and implementing liturgical reforms and practices.
Our Vision for Liturgical Celebrations
We believe that good liturgical celebrations foster and nourish faith. This faith will grow best when the worshipping assembly is fully, consciously and actively participating in the liturgical celebration.
When all the community participates, then the parish may truly benefit from the generous riches of our diverse cultural backgrounds and the experience of faith that spans generations.
The gifts of culture and experience also challenge us to find common understanding. The clear, simple and careful preparation and use of liturgical symbols is key to transcending barriers so that all may grow in faith.
All liturgical celebrations have a common structure that must be respected. Consequently, the community should always:
- Gather as one family, united by their faith in Christ and their common baptism
- Listen to the Word of God proclaimed in the midst of the Church
- Respond in faith so that all may be nourished, healed and strengthened through prayer and sacrament
- Go forth in peace to love and serve the Lord.
The parish community must call forth those people it believes will serve it best as ministers and leaders in prayer. All lay and ordained liturgical ministers have a responsibility to the community as leaders of prayer.