Our Mission is to offer the people of St. Mary’s Parish worship experiences that foster a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. We strive for our parish’s liturgical prayer life to be reverent, beautiful, and joyful in the Lord.
The revised General Instruction of the Roman Missal notes that since liturgy is the “primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian Spirit … the entire celebration is planned in such a way that it leads to a conscious, active and full participation of the faithful both in body and mind” (No. 17). Since the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist is the “source and summit” (SC 11) of Christian life, the Liturgy Committee is actively and directly connected and concerned with all of the aspects of the liturgical and sacramental life of St. Mary’s Church.
The Liturgy Committee collaborates with the Pastor, the St. Mary’s Parish Pastoral Council, and the Office of Worship of the Archdiocese of Boston. It develops and establishes objectives to accomplish for the parish, with attention to the specific needs of our faith community and with fidelity to Roman Catholic norms.
The Liturgy Committee’s responsibilities are:
To discern the parish’s worship/liturgical/prayer needs;
To coordinate the planning and scheduling of the liturgical celebrations for seasonal and special celebrations;
To coordinate, support and evaluate all liturgical ministries in the parish, i.e. readers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers, lectors, cantors, musicians, etc.
To ensure compliance with the liturgical directives, guidelines, norms and policies of the parish, the Archdiocese of Boston, and the Church Universal.
The Membership of the Liturgy Committee includes the Pastor and the heads of the various parish liturgical ministries, as well as parishioner representative/s.
||Rev. Mark J. Coiro
|Art & Environment
||Julie Pipe, Najat Whalen & Linda Truitt
||Deacon Marty & Mary Alice Breinlinger
Please feel free to contact any Committee member with comments, ideas, etc. concerning the worship life at St. Mary’s. Click here for ministry head contact information.