“Christ always truly associates the Church with himself in the great work wherein God is perfectly glorified and the recipients made holy. The Church is the Lord’s beloved Bride who calls to him and through him offers worship to the eternal Father.
Rightly, then, the liturgy is considered as an exercise of the priestly office of Jesus Christ. In the liturgy, by means of signs perceptible to the senses, human sanctification is signified and brought about in ways proper to each of these signs; in the liturgy the whole public worship is performed by the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, that is, by the Head and His members.
From this it follows that every liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the Priest and of his Body which is the Church, is a sacred action surpassing all others; no other action of the Church can equal its effectiveness by the same title and to the same degree.”
Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
The Liturgy Committee commits its time and talent to help make the Liturgy and the Celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) to be the “source and summit” of our faith. As our public worship, our parishioners come together in song, Word and faith to celebrate all that God has done for us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As such, the music, proclamation of the Word, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers and Ushers all contribute to the quality of the Liturgy. Full, active and conscious participation of the parishioners is essential for bringing about the fullness of faith that the Liturgy offers each one of us through the True Presence of Christ.
The Liturgy Committee is made up of the Pastor, Fr. Michael Whyte, Music Director, Susan Zybert, Director of Religious Education, Kathi Bonner as well as active parishioners, Michelle Rice, Kathy Reilley, Cheryl Caneschi, Nancy Taylor, Sue Paul, Bill Walsh, Paula Teed, and Barbara Hopkins.
Each is involved in a piece of the process in ensuring that we offer the best Liturgy possible; training Servers, EMHC, Lectors, Ushers, programming music, decorating the Church as well as offering important Catholic Traditions such as the Rosary, Adoration, Parish Penance Services, Bible Studies, Lenten Missions and Adult Education.