Music and Hospitality

Carmel Bulletin, 14 August 2016 The Second Vatican Council’s instruction on music said: “One cannot find anything more religious and more joyful in sacred celebrations than a whole congregation expressing its faith and devotion in song” (Musicam Sacram, no. 16).  That, of course, is easier said than done! While it may take effort to encourage … Continue reading Music and Hospitality

Liturgical Ministers for Christmas

Carmel Bulletin, 29 November 2015 As the season of preparation for Christmas is now upon us, we are beginning to invite liturgical ministers to serve at our Christmas Masses. You will find sign-up sheets as usual in the parish centre today.  We need assistance in the following roles: Greeters Computer operators for the data projector … Continue reading Liturgical Ministers for Christmas

Liturgical Ministry Has a Spiritual Side

Carmel Bulletin, 30 August 2015 Often when we consider the skills and gifts that a parishioner brings to liturgical ministry, we think of very practical things.  Music ministers obviously need to be able to sing or play an instrument.  Ministers of the Word need to be able to project their voice and speak clearly.  Altar servers … Continue reading Liturgical Ministry Has a Spiritual Side

Roles of the Sacristan: Preparing for Mass

Carmel Bulletin, 16 August 2015 The role of the sacristan, or of the group of volunteers who attend to the work of the sacristy, is an important ministry in any parish.  These ministers not only assist the priest, but support the entire assembly to participate fully, consciously and actively in liturgical celebrations. The most typical responsibility … Continue reading Roles of the Sacristan: Preparing for Mass

Roles of the Sacristan: Preparing for Liturgy

Carmel Bulletin, 9 August 2015 The role of the sacristan, or of the group of volunteers who attend to the work of the sacristy, is an important ministry in any parish.  These ministers not only assist the priest, but support the entire assembly to participate fully, consciously and actively in liturgical celebrations. One responsibility sacristans … Continue reading Roles of the Sacristan: Preparing for Liturgy