The word liturgy comes from a Greek term meaning “public work or work done on behalf of the people.” Liturgy always referred to an organized community. A work, then, done by an individual or a group was a liturgy on behalf of the larger community. All the worshipers are expected to participate actively in each liturgy, for this is holy “work,” not entertainment or a spectator event. Every liturgical celebration is an action of Christ the High Priest and of his Mystical Body, which is the Church. It therefore requires the participation of the People of God in the work of God.
The Liturgy Team writes the Penitential Rite and The Prayers of the Faithful for each Sunday Mass, Feast Days, Holy Days and special occasions as needed. Current events of both the world and our community are included along with prayers for the sick, those who have died and any special intentions. The Team works closely with our pastor and coordinates with the music ministry. The Team meets periodically to discuss the season and any changes or suggestions that should be implemented.
If you need more information or are interested in joining the team, please contact Kathy Wojtasik at 708-471-0420 or the Parish Office at 708-388-8190.