Liturgy

The liturgy, the sacramental life of the Church, puts us in touch with the hidden, inner (mysterious) life of God, revealed in the words and deeds of Jesus, most fully in the Paschal or Easter mystery -- His death and resurrection.

While it is not the only activity of the Church, every liturgical celebration, because it is an action of Christ the Priest, and his Body which is the Church, is a sacred action surpassing all others.

 
Liturgy, from the Greek "leitourgos" means "public work." In our context, it means our participation in the work of God--principally in His Paschal Mystery. Liturgy is the work of the entire Trinity. “At every liturgy, the action of worship is directed to the Father, from whom all blessings come, through the Son in the Unity of the Holy Spirit.” Although the entire body of Christ celebrates the liturgy, within the assembly, the ordained person has a unique function of service.

 We respond to God’s invitation when we gather for worship. Liturgy Committee is concerned with bringing the parish community and others closer to God through all forms of worship. It seeks to nurture and deepen the parish’s public and private prayer life through liturgy including the sacramental rites, devotions, and related ceremonies and events. It encourages the community’s full and active participation through well-formed liturgical ministries and programs. 

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Catholic Standard photo by Christopher Newkumet

Catholic Standard photo by Christopher Newkumet