Parish Ministries

Sacristans Are Key People

Sacristans Are Key People

SACRISTANS ARE KEY PEOPLE “And I will come to the altar of God, the God of my joy.” Psalm 43:4   Luke Chapter 2:7-14  – Preparations for the Passover Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare(…)

Forming A Parish Liturgy Group

IF THERE ISN’T ONE IN PLACE ALREADY 1.         CO-OPERATION BETWEEN PRIESTS AND PEOPLE Co-operation between priests and people is vital.  Liturgy and especially the celebration of the Mass is influenced very much by the priest who is presider. In order to get a liturgy group off the ground the priests especially must: See the need(…)

Commissioning Ceremony for Extraordinary Ministers

The Rite of Commissioning for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion TAKEN FROM THE BOOK OF BLESSINGS ARTICLES 1875-1879 (PUBLISHED BY THE LITURGICAL PRESS: COLLEGEVILLE, MINN, 1989)   Persons may be commissioned to distribute Holy Communion in special circumstances by the local Ordinary or his delegate according to the following rite. The rite should take place in the(…)

Children’s Activities

Children and Youth Activities In the book of Acts, we read that when the disciples were gathered together on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon them with a sound like the rush of a violent  wind. These activities all focus on the wind and its movement, reminding us that the Holy Spirit(…)

Blessing of Ministry of the Word

ORDER OF BLESSING WITHIN MASS After the gospel reading, the celebrant in the homily, based on the sacred text and pertinent to the particular place and the people involved, explains the meaning of the celebration. GENERAL INTERCESSIONS The general intercessions follow, either in the form usual at Mass or in the form provided here. The(…)

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