PARISH LITURGY ASSESSMENT

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "PARISH LITURGY ASSESSMENT"

Transcription

1 Parish Liturgy Assessment Page 1 12/9/14 PARISH LITURGY ASSESSMENT Parish Name Date City Committee This parish liturgy assessment is for parish leaders, liturgical ministers, faith formation leaders, and liturgy committee members. It is designed to help parish planners identify areas of strength on which to build, to identify areas of needed growth and, consequently, develop new goals and objectives. The assessment statements are adopted from various Church documents. 1. Code of Canon Law (CCL) 2. Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (CSL) 3. General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) 4. Appendix to the General Instruction for Dioceses of the United States (GIRM) 5. Lectionary for the Mass: Introduction 6. General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar (GNLY) 7. Directory for Masses with Children (DMC) 8. Music in Catholic Worship (MCW) 9. Liturgical Music Today (LMT) 10. Environment and Art in Catholic Worship (EACW) 11. Archdiocesan Policies and Procedures on Sacraments, Liturgy, Spiritual Growth CATEGORIES A. PLANNING AND PREPARING B. ENVIRONMENT FOR WORSHIP C. GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL MINISTRIES D. MINISTRY OF THE ASSEMBLY E. USHERS/MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY F. SERVERS G. MUSIC MINISTERS H. ENHANCING GOD S PRESENCE IN THE WORD I. ENHANCING GOD S PRESENCE IN THE EUCHARIST J. GENERAL GUIDELINES RATING SYSTEM Before each statement, write the number (below) that best reflects your parish experience. Total the column at the end. To determine the average rating, divide the total by the number of statements in each section. 1. Never - poor 2. Sometimes - low, needs help 3. Frequently - fair 4. Almost always - very good 5. Always excellent

2 Parish Liturgy Assessment Page 2 12/9/14 A. PLANNING AND PREPARING The parish has a Liturgy Committee that prepares liturgical celebrations and rites. The parish has a liturgy coordinator. The Liturgy Committee gives adequate time and attention to prepare parish Sunday liturgies and special liturgies such as Holy Days, the Triduum, Reconciliation, parish feast day, morning, and evening prayer. The presider participates in the planning of Sunday and Holy Day liturgies. Musicians, in collaboration with the presider and other liturgy planners, choose music appropriate to the readings, the liturgical seasons, and the singing ability of the assembly. An attempt is made to meet the needs of children, youth, and persons with disabilities. There are regular opportunities for continuing education for members of the Liturgy Committee. Liturgy Committee members are encouraged by parish leaders to attend deanery and archdiocesan workshops and the parish financially supports their attendance. The Liturgy Committee uses the Introductions to the Lectionary and the Roman Missal (General Instruction on the Roman Missal GIRM) for on-going education at each meeting. TOTAL RATING Planning and Preparing B. ENVIRONMENT FOR WORSHIP The church building is uncluttered, inside and out, and radiates a sense of peace, beauty, and dignity. There is quality and appropriate use of art, plants, color, and symbols. The church has a gathering space where people can gather before and after liturgies. The seating/sanctuary arrangement in our church fosters a genuine sense of a community gathered in prayer, not a separation of presider and liturgical ministers from the people. The church has a permanent baptismal font placed where it can be seen and used by all and is designed to allow for baptism by immersion of infants. The holy oils are displayed within the worship space. The sound system allows the assembly to hear the proclamations and participate in the celebration and is not too loud and overbearing. Assistive listening devices are available. The church and all areas of the worship space are accessible to persons with disabilities.

3 Parish Liturgy Assessment Page 3 12/9/ The altar looks like a table and is an appropriate size for the sanctuary and the ambo is a worthy table of the Word. The song leader s podium is clearly minor in relationship to the ambo. There is room for processions and various rites in baptism, funeral liturgies, weddings and initiation rites (RCIA). The parish uses a well-designed processional cross for the liturgy. Vestments are beautiful in color and design, simple, and yet fitting for the sacred. Vestments and altar linens are kept clean and wrinkle free. The vessels used during liturgies are beautiful in design and artistry. TOTAL RATINGS - Environment AVERAGE RATING C. GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL MINISTRIES 5. All ministries are viewed as serving and empowering the assembly s worship. Parish leaders make frequent invitation to the assembly for new liturgical ministers. Liturgical ministers are baptized Catholic men, women, boys, and girls. Since the church is a community of believers, young and old, of all races and nationalities, fill ministerial roles for Sunday liturgy. Liturgical ministers are encouraged to continue learning about the liturgy, the Bible, the sacraments, and Catholic spirituality through local and archdiocesan in-services as well as personal prayer and study. The liturgical ministers are scheduled well in advance so that each person clearly knows the date and time for which they are responsible. There are always enough liturgical ministries at every service. All liturgical ministers are attentive, they visibly listen to the readings, and they take part in prayers, song, and gestures. TOTAL RATING Guidelines for Liturgical Ministers

4 Parish Liturgy Assessment Page 4 12/9/14 D. MINISTRY OF THE ASSEMBLY The assembly participates fully, actively, and consciously in prayer, song, and gesture during the liturgy. Assembly members are hospitable, reach out to strangers, and make room for one another in the assembly. The assembly receive monthly instruction on the their role in the liturgy through paragraphs in the bulletin or short announcements at Mass. The assembly is attentive during Mass; they visibly listen to the readings, and they take part in prayers, song, and gestures. The presiders and other ministers are available to greet and talk with people at the church door before and after Mass. The parish plans regular opportunities to meet and socialize after Mass. The assembly leaves Mass with a sense of mission, to live according to the gospel mandate. Parish leaders provide opportunities for parishioners to discuss and assess parish worship including the homily. TOTAL RATING - Ministry of the Assembly E. USHERS/MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY Hospitality ministry is open to men, women, and youth. Ushers/ministers of hospitality welcome all and strive to create a sense of warmth and community. Ushers/ministers of hospitality have a sensitivity to the rhythm of worship and are careful not to seat people during the readings or during rituals. Ushers/ministers of hospitality take part actively in the actions of the assembly praying, singing, and gesturing. Ushers/ministers of hospitality provide considerate and gentle direction to the movement of people as needed. Ushers are trained to assist those with disabilities and those who become ill during worship. Parish leaders offer an annual spiritual renewal and study day for usher/ministers of hospitality. TOTAL RATING Ushers /Ministers of Hospitality

5 Parish Liturgy Assessment Page 5 12/9/14 F. SERVERS Servers are trained thoughtfully and given an in-service on the structure of the liturgy. Their teachers show them how to do their tasks as they assist the presider during the liturgy. Servers model the activity of the assembly by praying, singing, gesturing, and maintaining a focus on what is going on at every moment. Servers are seated in the assembly instead of beside the presider s chair. Servers represent a cross section of the community as in archdiocesan policy (males, females, youths and adults). Servers are vested. Cassock and surplice are not used. Parish leaders offer an annual spiritual renewal and study day for servers. TOTAL RATING - Servers G. MUSIC MINISTERS 5. Ministers of music show evidence of solid musical skill and well-formed liturgical spirituality. The parish provides a budget for musicians, for accompaniment books, new music, music stands, extra lighting, organ/piano maintenance, and uncluttered storage areas. Liturgy planners and musicians plan the assembly s repertoire of liturgical music using repetition and set goals to learn new music each Liturgical Year. Musicians teach new music well before the liturgy. Musicians and instruments (including the organ) are in an area of the church where they can be seen clearly as part of the assembly, and function as leaders of liturgical music. The parish has attractively bound hymnals contained with quality liturgical music. Parish leaders offer an annual spiritual renewal and study day for music ministers. TOTAL RATING Music Ministers

6 Parish Liturgy Assessment Page 6 12/9/14 H. THE LITURGY OF THE WORD Lectors proclaim the Scriptures with knowledge of the text and proclaim with clarity and conviction. Lectors prepare the readings well with the use of the Bible and Lector workbook. The Lectionary or the Book of the Gospels is carried in the entrance procession. The Lectionary and Book of the Gospels are handled with reverence before, during, and after the readings. Two different lectors proclaim the first and second readings. The homily draws from Scripture to proclaim the works of God with a simple and clear message for adults, youth, and children. The Prayers of the Faithful are brief and to the point, written for the needs of the Church, the world, community, and parish. Parish leaders offer an annual spiritual renewal and study day for Lectors. TOTAL RATING The Word I. THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST Eucharistic ministers are trained in the spirituality of the Eucharistic minister and instructed on the tasks of the ministry step by step. The presider uses a variety of Eucharistic Prayers throughout the year. Communion under both kinds is part of each celebration of the Eucharist. Communion bread is large enough to be seen by all and to be broken and distributed to some of the faithful. Consecrated communion bread distributed at Mass was consecrated at that Mass (versus taking previously consecrated bread from the tabernacle). Leaders schedule enough Eucharistic ministers for smooth distribution of Holy Communion and there are two cups per one bread station. Eucharistic ministers are encouraged to bring communion to the sick from the liturgy, to become involved with ministry to the sick, and to receive special training for this ministry. Parish leaders offer an annual spiritual renewal and study day for Eucharistic ministers. TOTAL RATING The Eucharist

7 Parish Liturgy Assessment Page 7 12/9/14 J. GENERAL GUIDELINES The sacraments, especially baptism, are celebrated communally with the faithful of the parish present to represent the local Church. The sacrament of the sick is celebrated seasonally at Mass or at another communal celebration. The presider leads the assembly in reflective silence after invitations to prayer, after each reading, after the homily, and after communion. The presider fosters community by his manner of leading the presidential prayers. The altar and ambo are the primary focus in the liturgy. Additional Sunday Masses are added only if needed due to inadequate space to accommodate the entire parish at one celebration. Annually, parish leaders re-access attendance and discuss the possibility of eliminating Mass times that are not well attended. The church building and grounds are cleaned and maintained twice annually. TOTAL RATING General Guidelines GOAL SETTING The assessment of parish liturgy is a prerequisite for future planning and goal setting. Three areas of greatest strength in the worshiping community Notes Three areas to grow and strengthen Notes General goals and objectives to address areas of growth Notes

Guidelines on the Building and Restoration of Church Edifices

Guidelines on the Building and Restoration of Church Edifices Guidelines on the Building and Restoration of Church Edifices A. Introduction In the Catholic Church, the Bishop is the moderator, promoter and custodian of the whole liturgical life of the Church committed

More information

Questions for Reflection and Discussion about Liturgy

Questions for Reflection and Discussion about Liturgy Questions for Reflection and Discussion about Liturgy Preamble The Office of Worship is providing these Questions for Reflection and Discussion at the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Worship Commission.

More information

LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM, Fasting and Abstinence Regulations

LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM, Fasting and Abstinence Regulations Office of the Chancellor LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM, 2014 Fasting and Abstinence Regulations All Catholics 14 years and older must abstain from meat on the Fridays of Lent, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

More information

DIOCESAN POLICIES REGARDING THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL

DIOCESAN POLICIES REGARDING THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL DIOCESAN POLICIES REGARDING THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL R - 2 General Instruction of the Roman Missal Guidelines for the Austin Diocese June 22, 2003 The following guidelines are presented

More information

Norms for the Celebration and Reception of First Communion

Norms for the Celebration and Reception of First Communion Norms for the Celebration and Reception of First Communion I. The Eucharist: A Sacrament of Initiation Reception of Holy Communion is the culminating moment in Christian Initiation (Rite of Christian Initiation

More information

PREPARATION FORM FOR THE SACRED LITURGY CELEBRATION OF MASS. Introductory Rites

PREPARATION FORM FOR THE SACRED LITURGY CELEBRATION OF MASS. Introductory Rites PREPARATION FORM FOR THE SACRED LITURGY PLACE LITURGICAL OCCASION LITURGICAL COLOR DATE AND TIME CELEBRANT Bishop John McIntyre CELEBRATION OF MASS Prelude Music Introductory Rites Entrance Chant The Bishop

More information

Guidelines for Confirmation Most Rev. Timothy P. Broglio

Guidelines for Confirmation Most Rev. Timothy P. Broglio Guidelines for Confirmation Most Rev. Timothy P. Broglio Confirmation Liturgy Form 1. The Liturgy Preparation Form, completed with the aid of these guidelines, should be submitted to the Office of Divine

More information

THE ORDER OF CONFIRMATION

THE ORDER OF CONFIRMATION THE ORDER OF CONFIRMATION LITURGICAL GUIDELINES The following pages present some directives and helpful information for those responsible for the planning of a parish celebration of the Order of Confirmation.

More information

Liturgical Guidelines for Confirmation. (Dec. 2013)

Liturgical Guidelines for Confirmation. (Dec. 2013) Liturgical Guidelines for Confirmation (Dec. 2013) INTRODUCTION The celebration of the sacrament of confirmation remains an important event in the life of the Church, including those to be confirmed and

More information

Guidelines for Confirmation Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde

Guidelines for Confirmation Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde Guidelines for Confirmation Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde Confirmation Liturgy Form 1. The Liturgy Preparation Form, completed with the aid of these guidelines, should be submitted to the Office of Divine

More information

Guidelines for Lectors

Guidelines for Lectors Guidelines for Lectors Archdiocese of New York Prepared by the Office of Liturgy of the Archdiocese of New York The Guidelines which follow are intended to offer a synthesis of ecclesial documentation

More information

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training Manual

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training Manual Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Training Manual Eucharistic Minister Guidelines "Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, who have received sufficient spiritual, theological, pastoral and practical

More information

MEMORANDUM. The Easter Vigil may begin no earlier than 8:30 p.m. on March 31, 2018.

MEMORANDUM. The Easter Vigil may begin no earlier than 8:30 p.m. on March 31, 2018. Office of Divine Worship MEMORANDUM To: Clergy and Pastoral Ministers Date: January 9, 2018 Re: Lent and the Paschal Triduum As we approach Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent, please find attached the

More information

GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION WITH BISHOP LOVERDE AS THE CONFIRMING BISHOP LITURGY PREPARATION FORM The Liturgy Preparation Form, completed with the aid of these guidelines,

More information

DIRECTIVES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL (Third Typical Edition) IN THE DIOCESE OF COLUMBUS

DIRECTIVES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL (Third Typical Edition) IN THE DIOCESE OF COLUMBUS DIRECTIVES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL (Third Typical Edition) IN THE DIOCESE OF COLUMBUS PREAMBLE The General Instruction of the Roman Missal contains the norms

More information

GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION GUIDELINES FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION WITH BISHOP MICHAEL BURBIDGE AS THE CONFIRMING BISHOP LITURGY PREPARATION FORM The Liturgy Preparation Form, completed with the aid of these

More information

The Lector at Mass. General Principles. Reading and Explaining the Word of God. Vocal Expression of the Different Texts. Silence

The Lector at Mass. General Principles. Reading and Explaining the Word of God. Vocal Expression of the Different Texts. Silence The Lector at Mass General Principles Reading and Explaining the Word of God When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims

More information

Commentary on the Directives for the Implementation of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (third typical edition) in the Diocese of Columbus

Commentary on the Directives for the Implementation of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (third typical edition) in the Diocese of Columbus Commentary on the Directives for the Implementation of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (third typical edition) in the Diocese of Columbus The directives are to be read with the General Instruction

More information

I. The Centrality of Liturgy. The Day on Which We Gather Guidelines for Sunday Eucharist. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony Archbishop of Los Angeles

I. The Centrality of Liturgy. The Day on Which We Gather Guidelines for Sunday Eucharist. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony Archbishop of Los Angeles The Day on Which We Gather Guidelines for Sunday Eucharist Cardinal Roger M. Mahony Archbishop of Los Angeles Holy Thursday March 31, 1988 The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist the clergy and people

More information

A Handbook for Altar Servers

A Handbook for Altar Servers A Handbook for Altar Servers A THEOLOGY OF LAY LITURGICAL MINISTRY "But you are a 'chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises' of him who

More information

LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM 2016

LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM 2016 LENT AND THE PASCHAL TRIDUUM 2016 ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO Introduction Lent is a most special time. In these forty days, the Church turns to the ancient penitential practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.

More information

DIOCESE OF ORANGE Musical Guidelines

DIOCESE OF ORANGE Musical Guidelines DIOCESE OF ORANGE Musical Guidelines THE INTRODUCTORY RITES The Entrance or Opening Song The liturgy begins with a song, which has a four-fold purpose: to open the celebration; foster the unity of those

More information

Altar Server Handbook

Altar Server Handbook Christ the King Roman Catholic Church Commack, New York Altar Server Handbook June 2014 Christ the King Altar Server Ministry Ministry Leader Sheilah Schumann 499-7896 sheilah_s@yahoo.com Moderator Father

More information

LENT, TRIDUUM & EASTER

LENT, TRIDUUM & EASTER LENT, TRIDUUM & EASTER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS The Diocese of Madison Office of Worship January 5, 2017 LENT May the Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation be prayed during Mass on the Sundays of Lent?

More information

IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTIVES FOR THE DIOCESE OF LONDON ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL, 2011

IMPLEMENTATION DIRECTIVES FOR THE DIOCESE OF LONDON ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL, 2011 1 IMPLEMENTATION S FOR THE DIOCESE OF LONDON ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL, 2011 The purpose of this document is to present the decisions the Bishop of London has made on certain

More information

RITE OF CONFIRMATION LITURGY PREPARATION GUIDE Diocese of Fairbanks Revised 2008

RITE OF CONFIRMATION LITURGY PREPARATION GUIDE Diocese of Fairbanks Revised 2008 RITE OF CONFIRMATION LITURGY PREPARATION GUIDE Diocese of Fairbanks Revised 2008 Parish Address Contact Person Email Phone Date of Celebration Time Vestment color (see Guidelines) Number of Confirmandi

More information

Saint Patrick Church Victor New York. Guidelines for Lectors. Prayer

Saint Patrick Church Victor New York. Guidelines for Lectors. Prayer Saint Patrick Church Victor New York Guidelines for Lectors Prayer Everlasting God, when he read in the synagogue at Nazareth, your Son, Jesus, proclaimed the good news of salvation for which he would

More information

Guidelines for the Preparation and Celebration of the Paschal Triduum

Guidelines for the Preparation and Celebration of the Paschal Triduum Office for Worship Guidelines for the Preparation and Celebration of the Paschal Triduum When does the Triduum begin and end? The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord s Supper on Holy

More information

OFFICE OF WORSHIP GUIDELINES FOR THE MINISTRY OF PROCLAIMER OF THE WORD OF GOD

OFFICE OF WORSHIP GUIDELINES FOR THE MINISTRY OF PROCLAIMER OF THE WORD OF GOD OFFICE OF WORSHIP GUIDELINES FOR THE MINISTRY OF PROCLAIMER OF THE WORD OF GOD Issued September 15, 2009 by the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life, Diocese of Pueblo INTRODUCTION Christ is present in

More information

LITURGICAL GUIDELINES for the DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON

LITURGICAL GUIDELINES for the DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON LITURGICAL GUIDELINES for the DIOCESE OF WHEELING-CHARLESTON Prepared by: Office of Worship and Sacraments Ms. Bernadette McMasters, D. Min., Director Ms. Renee Morkassel, M.A., former director 2005-2009

More information

Planning Guide For the Celebration of Confirmation With The Most Rev. Bishop Michael Jarrell, D.D.

Planning Guide For the Celebration of Confirmation With The Most Rev. Bishop Michael Jarrell, D.D. Planning Guide For the Celebration of Confirmation With The Most Rev. Bishop Michael Jarrell, D.D. The Ritual Mass for Confirmation is normally celebrated with the readings chosen from the Lectionary in

More information

SAINT BENEDICT CHURCH MARGUERITE, PA ALTAR SERVER S MASS HANDBOOK

SAINT BENEDICT CHURCH MARGUERITE, PA ALTAR SERVER S MASS HANDBOOK SAINT BENEDICT CHURCH MARGUERITE, PA ALTAR SERVER S MASS HANDBOOK 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS Server s Prayer. 1 Psalm 100.. 2 Glory be to the Father. 2 Saint John Berchmans. 3 I Have Called You. 4 Many Things

More information

GUIDELINES FOR LECTORS

GUIDELINES FOR LECTORS GUIDELINES FOR LECTORS Office for Worship Archdiocese of Los Angeles INTRODUCTION The Office for Worship has prepared the following guidelines for Lectors. These guidelines apply to those ministering during

More information

Altar Servers OLPS Church

Altar Servers OLPS Church Altar Servers OLPS Church 1 OLPS Training program 2 THREE TRAINING SESSIONS FOR THE ALTAR SERVER SESSION II A. Opening Prayer B. Review the Guidelines for Altar Servers C. The Structure of the Eucharistic

More information

EXCERPT OF STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR LITURGY

EXCERPT OF STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR LITURGY EXCERPT OF STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR LITURGY Mary, Queen of the Family Parish is a welcoming, diverse, multicultural, Catholic community. We seek to live, teach and share the joy of the Gospel;

More information

RITE OF CONFIRMATION WITHIN MASS

RITE OF CONFIRMATION WITHIN MASS RITE OF CONFIRMATION WITHIN MASS Please return a completed copy of these pages at least two weeks before the parish celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald Office

More information

SACRAMENTAL/LITURGICAL POLICIES Archdiocese of Indianapolis

SACRAMENTAL/LITURGICAL POLICIES Archdiocese of Indianapolis SACRAMENTAL/LITURGICAL POLICIES Archdiocese of Indianapolis Approved by Archbishop Daniel Buechlein on December 1, 1994 I. PREPARATION OF THE LITURGY A. Careful Preparation. All liturgical celebrations

More information

Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Funerals

Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Funerals Liturgical Guidelines for the Celebration of Funerals Prepared by the Office of Liturgy of the Archdiocese of New York The following guidelines provide a summary of the ecclesial documentation concerning

More information

Guidelines for the. Paschal Triduum. Preparation Celebration of the

Guidelines for the. Paschal Triduum. Preparation Celebration of the Guidelines for the Preparation Celebration of the Office of Worship Diocese of Gary 9292 Broadway Merrillville IN 46410-7088 219.769.9292 kseaman@dcgary.org www.dcgary.org Paschal Triduum Paschal Triduum

More information

The General Instruction on the Roman Missal, 2000 Revisions and Adaptations for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon

The General Instruction on the Roman Missal, 2000 Revisions and Adaptations for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon The General Instruction on the Roman Missal, 2000 Revisions and Adaptations for the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon Liturgical services are not private functions, but are celebrations belonging to the

More information

THE CHURCH. The People of God. The Body of Christ. The Temple of the Holy Spirit

THE CHURCH. The People of God. The Body of Christ. The Temple of the Holy Spirit UNDERSTANDING- What is? THE CHURCH The People of God The Body of Christ The Temple of the Holy Spirit A CHURCH A Holy Place A Building for Public Christian Worship St. Joseph s Cathedral Who are the persons

More information

A THEOLOGY OF LAY LITURGICAL MINISTRY

A THEOLOGY OF LAY LITURGICAL MINISTRY A Handbook for Extraordinary Ministers Of The Eucharist A THEOLOGY OF LAY LITURGICAL MINISTRY "But you are a 'chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce

More information

ALTAR SERVER GUIDE St. Joseph the Worker Parish

ALTAR SERVER GUIDE St. Joseph the Worker Parish ALTAR SERVER GUIDE St. Joseph the Worker Parish November 2016 ---------- + --------- Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church 7405 South Redwood Rd West Jordan, UT 84084 Website: www.sjtwchurch.org Please

More information

GENERAL NORMS. Bishops. As ordained Ministers we are servants of the liturgy,

GENERAL NORMS. Bishops. As ordained Ministers we are servants of the liturgy, Gathered Into One Bishops. As ordained Ministers we are servants of the liturgy, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. As ordained Ministers we are servants of the liturgy, not its creators or masters.

More information

8:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM EDT)

8:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM EDT) F O W L H W N ₂₀₁₆ Contents Veiling of Images in Lent 4 Lenten Season 1 Holy Oils & Chrism Mass 4 Time for Easter Vigil 1 Deacons and Good Friday 4 Lenten Feasts 2 Good Friday Fast/Abstinence 5 USCCB Lent/Easter

More information

The Order of Mass General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) Canadian Edition

The Order of Mass General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) Canadian Edition The Order of Mass 2011 General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) Canadian Edition INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2011 GIRM, Canadian Edition) 1. The introductory material

More information

8:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM EDT)

8:00 PM CDT (9:00 PM EDT) F O W L H W N ₂₀₁₅ Contents FAQs on Scrutinies 3-4 Lenten Season 1 Holy Oils & Chrism Mass 4 Time for Easter Vigil 1 Deacons and Good Friday 4 Lenten Feasts 2 Good Friday Fast/Abstinence 5 USCCB Lent/Easter

More information

Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Hartford

Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Hartford Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Hartford For Use in the Archdiocese of Hartford August 24, 2016 Introduction Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are

More information

Planning Guide For the Celebration of Confirmation With The Most Rev. J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D., Bishop of Lafayette

Planning Guide For the Celebration of Confirmation With The Most Rev. J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D., Bishop of Lafayette Planning Guide For the Celebration of Confirmation With The Most Rev. J. Douglas Deshotel, D.D., Bishop of Lafayette The Ritual Mass for Confirmation is normally celebrated with the readings chosen from

More information

St. Theresa Catholic Church. Altar Server Guidelines

St. Theresa Catholic Church. Altar Server Guidelines St. Theresa Catholic Church Altar Server Guidelines October 2013 WELCOME...... to the elite group of Altar Servers of St. Theresa Parish. You are a valuable member of the team of parishioners who serve

More information

GUIDELINES FOR PARISH LITURGY COMMISSIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT LOUIS SAINT LOUIS ARCHDIOCESAN COMMISSION ON SACRED LITURGY 1986

GUIDELINES FOR PARISH LITURGY COMMISSIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT LOUIS SAINT LOUIS ARCHDIOCESAN COMMISSION ON SACRED LITURGY 1986 GUIDELINES FOR PARISH LITURGY COMMISSIONS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAINT LOUIS SAINT LOUIS ARCHDIOCESAN COMMISSION ON SACRED LITURGY 1986 Copyright, 1986 by the Archdiocesan Commissions on Sacred Liturgy

More information

GUIDELINES FOR THE BISHOP S VISITATION

GUIDELINES FOR THE BISHOP S VISITATION GUIDELINES FOR THE BISHOP S VISITATION My brothers and sisters, I present this customary as an offering of help and service to our congregations. A Bishop s Customary is of great use in planning an official

More information

READER GUIDELINES. These guidelines are based on the following church documents and instructions:

READER GUIDELINES. These guidelines are based on the following church documents and instructions: READER GUIDELINES These guidelines are based on the following church documents and instructions: 1963 Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy / Sacrosanctum concilium (SC) SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL 1998 Lectionary

More information

Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Diocese of Baton Rouge Office of Worship If you need an additional copy of the EMHC Training Program DVD, please contact the Office of Worship.

More information

Planning for and Administering the Sacrament of Confirmation to Youth in the Diocese of St. Augustine

Planning for and Administering the Sacrament of Confirmation to Youth in the Diocese of St. Augustine Planning for and Administering the Sacrament of Confirmation to Youth in the Diocese of St. Augustine Introduction. The Rite of Confirmation provides the pastoral context, texts, and rubrics for the celebration

More information

LITURGICAL NOTES FOR 2014

LITURGICAL NOTES FOR 2014 MASS OF HOLY CHRISM RITES OF HOLY WEEK EASTER SEASON LITURGICAL NOTES FOR 2014 CHRISM MASS The Mass of Holy Chrism will be celebrated on Tuesday morning, April 15, at 10:30 A.M. in Saint Paul's Cathedral.

More information

Liturgy Committee Guidelines Some basic resources prepared by Liturgy Brisbane

Liturgy Committee Guidelines Some basic resources prepared by Liturgy Brisbane Liturgy Committee Guidelines Some basic resources prepared by Liturgy Brisbane ROLE OF PARISH LITURGY COMMITTEE The responsibilities of the Parish Liturgy Committee can be grouped into four areas: preparation,

More information

Liturgy Committee Guidelines Some basic resources prepared by The Liturgical Commission

Liturgy Committee Guidelines Some basic resources prepared by The Liturgical Commission Liturgy Committee Guidelines Some basic resources prepared by The Liturgical Commission ROLE OF PARISH LITURGY COMMITTEE The responsibilities of the Parish Liturgy Committee can be grouped into four areas:

More information

The following moments of the liturgy are to be carefully prepared. 1. The procession of ministers, candidates, and elements of the celebration.

The following moments of the liturgy are to be carefully prepared. 1. The procession of ministers, candidates, and elements of the celebration. RITE OF CONFIRMATION (Liturgical Guidelines) The confirmation liturgy marks one stage of initiation and celebrates the candidates' gradual and continuing growth into the Eucharistic community. Confirmation

More information

OFFICE OF WORSHIP GUIDELINES FOR COMMISSIONED EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION AT THE EUCHARISTIC LITURGY

OFFICE OF WORSHIP GUIDELINES FOR COMMISSIONED EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION AT THE EUCHARISTIC LITURGY OFFICE OF WORSHIP GUIDELINES FOR COMMISSIONED EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION AT THE EUCHARISTIC LITURGY Issued on October 23, 2009 by the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life, Diocese of Pueblo

More information

READERS PASTORAL GUIDELINES

READERS PASTORAL GUIDELINES READERS PASTORAL GUIDELINES I. INTRODUCTION The Ministry of Reader in our diocese has made a positive contribution to the proclamation of God s Word in the celebration of Eucharist, sacraments, and other

More information

DIOCESE OF RALEIGH NORMS FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION 1. INTRODUCTION

DIOCESE OF RALEIGH NORMS FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION 1. INTRODUCTION DIOCESE OF RALEIGH NORMS FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION AT THE SACRED LITURGY OF THE MASS 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 The Eucharist is the source of holiness and spiritual nourishment for our mission

More information

LENT AND EASTER GUIDELINES

LENT AND EASTER GUIDELINES LENT AND EASTER GUIDELINES - 2018 The Lent and Easter regulations are provided here for use during Lent and the Easter Triduum. ASH WEDNESDAY BLESSING AND DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES The blessing and imposition

More information

Policy on the Use of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Boston. Introduction

Policy on the Use of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Boston. Introduction Policy on the Use of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Boston Introduction The ordinary minister of Holy Communion is a bishop, priest or deacon (canon 910, 1). However, other

More information

HOLY FAMILY PARISH Mass Coordinator Expectations & Duties

HOLY FAMILY PARISH Mass Coordinator Expectations & Duties HOLY FAMILY PARISH The sacristan [Mass Coordinator] carefully arranges the liturgical books, the vestments, and other things necessary in the celebration of Mass. (from the General Instruction of the Roman

More information

Guidelines for the Preparation Celebration of the. Paschal Triduum page

Guidelines for the Preparation Celebration of the. Paschal Triduum page Guidelines for the Preparation Celebration of the Paschal Triduum 2015 page Paschal Triduum Guidelines Office of Worship, Diocese of Gary 9292 Broadway, Merrillville Indiana 46410-7088 Telephone: 219.769.9292

More information

St. Thomas More. Altar Server Training

St. Thomas More. Altar Server Training St. Thomas More Altar Server Training Vestments Alb - a long white vestment worn by altar servers, deacons, priests Servers who are in high school wear albs with hoods. Cincture - rope worn around waist

More information

SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF A PRIEST GUIDELINES

SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF A PRIEST GUIDELINES SUNDAY CELEBRATIONS IN THE ABSENCE OF A PRIEST GUIDELINES I. Sunday, The Preeminent Day for the Eucharist II. Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest III. Occasions for Sunday Celebrations in the

More information

Guide for Lectors. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church. Boise, Idaho

Guide for Lectors. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church. Boise, Idaho Guide for Lectors St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church Boise, Idaho 1 Selection Of Candidates n Those selected to be Lectors are to be fully initiated members of the community, both male & female,

More information

GUIDELINES FOR CATHOLIC FUNERAL RITES

GUIDELINES FOR CATHOLIC FUNERAL RITES LITURGY 8 10/21/04 Diocese of San Diego Office for Liturgy and Spirituality GUIDELINES FOR CATHOLIC FUNERAL RITES INTRODUCTION The Catholic Funeral Rites in the Order of Christian Funerals (1989) are celebrations

More information

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES I. Introduction II. Selection III. Formation IV. Commissioning V. Clothing VI. Ministers of Holy Communion VII. Reverence VIII. Procedures at the Celebration

More information

Important Words to Think About: Pope John Paul II said to Altar Servers (August 1, 2001):

Important Words to Think About: Pope John Paul II said to Altar Servers (August 1, 2001): Pope John Paul II said to Altar Servers (August 1, 2001): The altar server has a privileged place in liturgical celebrations. Those who serve at Mass present themselves to a community. They experience

More information

ENVIRONMENT. General Principles

ENVIRONMENT. General Principles ENVIRONMENT General Principles The sacred buildings for divine worship should be truly worthy and beautiful and be signs and symbols of heavenly realities. (288) For the proper construction, restoration,

More information

GUIDELINES FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

GUIDELINES FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION GUIDELINES FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION INTRODUCTION The Office for Worship has prepared the following guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers ofholy Communion at Sunday Mass, as well as

More information

CHURCH ASCENSION ALTAR SERVER HANDBOOK OF THE SACRARIUM

CHURCH ASCENSION ALTAR SERVER HANDBOOK OF THE SACRARIUM SACRARIUM SACRISTY SANCTUARY SANCTUARY LAMP STOLE Covered sink in the sacristy used only for washing the sacred vessels and disposing of holy materials. The room behind the sanctuary where the liturgical

More information

Customary for Solemn Eucharist Sunday, 9:00am Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration

Customary for Solemn Eucharist Sunday, 9:00am Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Customary for Solemn Eucharist Sunday, 9:00am Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration Before the Service Altar Guild Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the service. On the Altar should be

More information

Exposition of the Holy Eucharist

Exposition of the Holy Eucharist Exposition of the Holy Eucharist A guide for celebration ADOREMUS NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC Pilgrimage & Congress 1 The contents of this booklet are based on the Introduction to the Rite of Exposition and Benediction

More information

Implementation Directives FOR THE DIOCESE OF CALGARY ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL, 2011

Implementation Directives FOR THE DIOCESE OF CALGARY ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL, 2011 Implementation Directives FOR THE DIOCESE OF CALGARY ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL INSTRUCTION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL, 2011 The purpose of this document is to call attention to certain paragraphs in the General

More information

Archdiocese of Kingston. Liturgy of the Word On Sunday In Exceptional Circumstances

Archdiocese of Kingston. Liturgy of the Word On Sunday In Exceptional Circumstances Archdiocese of Kingston Liturgy of the Word On Sunday In Exceptional Circumstances The Liturgical Commission April 2017 Liturgy of the Word On Sunday In Exceptional Circumstances 2016, Roman Catholic Episcopal

More information

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ ( Corpus Christi ) June 17-18, 2017 Office of Worship 6363 9 th Avenue North Saint Petersburg, Florida 33710 (727) 341-6828 Web: www.dosp.org Liturgical

More information

Policies And Customs For Roman Catholic OCIA/C Rites. St. Jude Parish Alamogordo, NM Diocese of Las Cruces Revised: July, 2012

Policies And Customs For Roman Catholic OCIA/C Rites. St. Jude Parish Alamogordo, NM Diocese of Las Cruces Revised: July, 2012 Policies And Customs For Roman Catholic OCIA/C Rites St. Jude Parish Alamogordo, NM Diocese of Las Cruces Revised: July, 2012 24 1 2 OCIA/C On the most blessed of all nights, chosen by God to see Christ

More information

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION PASTORAL GUIDELINES

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION PASTORAL GUIDELINES I. INTRODUCTION EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION PASTORAL GUIDELINES The revised GIRM makes a distinction between an ordained minister (Priest or Deacon) and other ministers who serve the priest

More information

SAINT JOSEPH LITURGICAL MINISTERS GUIDE. Page 1

SAINT JOSEPH LITURGICAL MINISTERS GUIDE. Page 1 SAINT JOSEPH LITURGICAL MINISTERS GUIDE Page 1 Volunteering, Scheduling & Signing-in: If you are not currently a liturgical minister at St. Joseph s Parish and would like to learn more about how to become

More information

St. Theresa Catholic Church. Altar Server Guidelines

St. Theresa Catholic Church. Altar Server Guidelines St. Theresa Catholic Church Altar Server Guidelines September 2010 WELCOME...... to the elite group of Altar Servers of St. Theresa Parish. You are a valuable member of the team of parishioners who serve

More information

Altar Servers Manual

Altar Servers Manual Dear Altar Server, Altar Servers Manual You are an important member of the team of parishioners who serve Mass. Always remember that it is an honour and a privilege to serve at Mass. Thank you for deciding

More information

2019 Liturgical Calendar Reminders for the Diocese of Manchester

2019 Liturgical Calendar Reminders for the Diocese of Manchester 2019 Liturgical Calendar Reminders for the Diocese of Manchester RCBM Office of Divine Worship The 2019 liturgical year begins on the First Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018. This resource is not meant

More information

DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR LECTORS

DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR LECTORS DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR LECTORS Office of Worship Diocese of Honolulu DIOCESAN GUIDELINES FOR LECTORS September 2015 1 Table of Contents I. INTRODUCTION... 3 II. MINISTERS OF THE WORD... 3 III. PASTORAL

More information

Proclaimer of the Word Ministry Guidelines. Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News.

Proclaimer of the Word Ministry Guidelines. Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News. Proclaimer of the Word Ministry Guidelines Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News. Revised March 2016 Proclaimer of the Word, Ministry Guidelines 2 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION... 3 PRINCIPLES...

More information

The Ministry of Deacons at the Celebration of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Rochester

The Ministry of Deacons at the Celebration of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Rochester The Ministry of Deacons at the Celebration of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Rochester INTRODUCTION FIRST OF THE MINISTERS After the priest, the deacon, in virtue of the sacred ordination he has received,

More information

LENT AND EASTER GUIDELINES

LENT AND EASTER GUIDELINES LENT AND EASTER GUIDELINES - 2019 The Lent and Easter regulations are provided here for use during Lent and the Easter Triduum. ASH WEDNESDAY BLESSING AND DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES The blessing and imposition

More information

Preparing the Wedding Liturgy

Preparing the Wedding Liturgy Preparing the Wedding Liturgy All sacraments are actions of Christ and his Church and as such are essentially communal activities. Since this is the case, any appearance of individualism or division among

More information

Sacristan Guidelines

Sacristan Guidelines Sacristan Guidelines Every liturgy needs a sacristan. If you don t see one, be prepared to step in. 7/17 Arrive at the Church plenty early. Please dress appropriately. You represent the parish. Offer assistance

More information

Sunday Mass is the greatest miracle in the world: the celebration. of the Eucharist and God speaks through the Scripture:

Sunday Mass is the greatest miracle in the world: the celebration. of the Eucharist and God speaks through the Scripture: Sunday Mass is the greatest miracle in the world: the celebration of the Eucharist and God speaks through the Scripture: (Fr. Paul Turner) WE GATHER TOGETHER Our worship is a window to eternity and a glimpse

More information

Youths and Catholic Liturgy. The Catholic Tradition

Youths and Catholic Liturgy. The Catholic Tradition MACCRYM Youths and Catholic Liturgy The Catholic Tradition Mubilu Magella Moses 01-Jan-18 This is about the Catholic Sacred Liturgy the true worship of the Supreme God the image revealed in Jesus Christ

More information

Diocese of San Diego GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION. Candidates/Newly Confirmed

Diocese of San Diego GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION. Candidates/Newly Confirmed LITURGY-1 2/1/2018 Diocese of San Diego GUIDELINES FOR CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION Candidates/Newly Confirmed Those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation should be called candidates

More information

As we are now a month from the celebration of the Paschal Mysteries, I offer a few thoughts to assist you in your final preparations.

As we are now a month from the celebration of the Paschal Mysteries, I offer a few thoughts to assist you in your final preparations. Monday, March 13, 2017 Brother priests, deacons, pastoral ministers and ministers of song, As we are now a month from the celebration of the Paschal Mysteries, I offer a few thoughts to assist you in your

More information

Building Together. In Faith. St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Rendering. In Support Of Our Plans To Construct a New Worship Space

Building Together. In Faith. St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Rendering. In Support Of Our Plans To Construct a New Worship Space Building Together In Faith St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Rendering In Support Of Our Plans To Construct a New Worship Space St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church Grovetown, GA Introduction St. Teresa

More information

LITURGY AND WORSHIP POLICY

LITURGY AND WORSHIP POLICY LITURGY AND WORSHIP POLICY Mission statement Empowered by the example of Christ, St. Joseph s Catholic Primary School strives to promote the education and development of our children in an atmosphere of

More information

Lent and Easter - A Pastoral Guide

Lent and Easter - A Pastoral Guide Lent and Easter - A Pastoral Guide Lent Keeping the Spirit of Lent The Lenten season has a dual character: to prepare catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. Catechumens will focus

More information

Celebrating SUNDAY MASS is the way we follow the Lord s command, Do this in memory of me.

Celebrating SUNDAY MASS is the way we follow the Lord s command, Do this in memory of me. Narrator: This weekend I will be acting as commentator throughout the mass. View these next two weekends as Teaching Masses. Today we will cover the Liturgy of the Word and next weekend the Liturgy of

More information