Serves as a Source of Support for the “Hands-On” Ministries
Liturgy Board members must have a love of liturgy and scripture. They must have leadership skills, knowledge of Vatican II liturgy recommendations, openness to new ideas and willingness to learn. Members of the Liturgy Board must have listening skills and an ability to work as a team-member.
St. Hubert Liturgy Board
St. Hubert’s Liturgy Board is responsible for evaluating and assessing the way liturgies are celebrated, developing ministers, and educating the parish about liturgy’s role and function in their lives. The board provides direction for those persons who plan the liturgical seasons, sacramental celebrations, and other liturgical events. The collective efforts of board members assure the development of all ministries at St. Hubert so that good liturgy is done by all who participate.
- Training and formation of board members and liturgical ministers
- Insuring pastoral continuity for all liturgy at St. Hubert’s
- Evaluating liturgical seasons to determine what helped the community to pray and what distracted from community prayer
- Exploring local, national and universal trends of the church
- Connecting liturgy with the Peace & Justice Committee so that parishioners can see the relationship between social concerns and liturgy
- Providing children’s Liturgy of the Word
- Making connection with teens at worship
- Serving on the New Church building committee to shape the new church so that the new building will enhance parish liturgies
How Does It Work?
The liturgy board serves as a source of support for the “hands-on” ministries involved in liturgy. Thus, some members of the Liturgy Board represent a parish liturgical ministry group, such as Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Mass Coordinators, etc. Others represent the assembly at large. Members should be willing to attend seminars and workshops. They should keep up-to-date by reading liturgical publications and documents.
The Liturgy Board meets once a month, except August, and has one weekend retreat each year.
Practice and Performance
The Liturgy Board is responsible for the liturgical education of the parish, training for liturgical ministers so that good liturgy is done well by all who participate. The Board does this in a variety of ways: bulletin articles, brief presentations at Mass and a good experience at weekend liturgies to promote liturgical education to the community. It raises awareness of social justice in liturgical celebrations, e.g., food and clothing drives, prayers of petition, racism banners, baskets to collect offerings for the poor. It provides a welcoming environment by training greeters and ushers to be friendly and helpful, and promotes community through multi-cultural liturgies and attention to all ages and backgrounds of those who worship as one.
The Liturgy Board organizes a ministry night, sets up training time for liturgical ministers, and supports the continuous spiritual development of all liturgical ministries in the parish. The Liturgy Board provides for the communal needs of the parish in the liturgies, i.e., Vigils for Peace, All Souls shrine for loved ones, morning and evening prayer services, blessings for scouts and other groups, etc.
For more information, contact Yvonne Cassa 847-885-7700 x107.