The committee began by finalising details regarding preparations for the season of Lent, which begins on Wednesday. Feedback was also given regarding the recently completed formation workshops for Ministers of Children’s Liturgy of the Word. We look forward to more parishioners taking part in this worthwhile ministry in the future, and to be able to provide continued support and formation to all ministers. Parishioners who regularly attend 9:00 am Sunday Mass will notice some small changes to the celebration of Children’s Liturgy of the Word over the coming weeks, particularly in developing a common practice for dismissing the children, and acknowledging their return for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. These will be trialled and evaluated in coming months.
Also addressed at the meeting were the preparations for Holy Week and the Easter Triduum. Existing practices were evaluated and reviewed, with many being continued this year. Some new initiatives from last year, such as the celebration of Evening Prayer on Easter Sunday, proved to be effective, and will also be maintained.
Reports were received on the first meeting of sacristans held last Saturday, and on the Guild of St Stephen Altar Servers Conference, which two of our junior servers attended. The committee began some initial consideration of matters it wished to explore in further detail during the year.
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