The role of the Liturgical Arts Committee stems from the original vision of liturgical renewal, for "the church in its worship to earnestly desire that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious and active participation in liturgical celebrations."
The Liturgical Arts Committee has a mandate to look at what the experience of worship is for all people, from the very youngest to the very oldest, for those stepping through the door for the first time to those who have sat in the same pews for 30 years. This means looking at what the experience of worship is for those participating and those leading.
The four aspects of worship for the Liturgical Arts Committee to examine are: Liturgy (Word), Music (Sound), Visual (See), and Logistics (Experience).
The role of Liturgical Arts Committee members is to speak to parishioners about how they would like to experience worship and then with discernment bring those ideas to the committee. All ideas are welcome at the table for discussion. An important role of the Committee is to pray and to hear where the Holy Spirit is leading this parish. This means trusting when things change and getting excited about renewal in this parish.
The Liturgical Arts Committee met for the first time in October 2018. Accomplishments since then have included trying new liturgies, adding a visual aspect to the worship space, creating a children’s worship area called the ‘prayground’, and choosing new Sunday morning worship times of 8:30 am and 10:30 am.