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Liturgy Commission

Brian Dake, chair - MVdakes@aol.com, 319-848-4223
Regular meeting time: 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM


The purpose of the Spiritual Life and Liturgy Commission Commission is to encourage proper worship as a community, according to the magisterium of the Church, by invoking the Holy Spirit at all times, and to help nurture the spiritual growth of each individual member of the community, so our lives will bear witness to the world of the presence of Christ in us.

The functions of the Commission are:

  • Identify the spiritual-growth needs of all parish members

  • Assess the effectiveness of all present parish programs and organizations in deepening the spiritual life of the parish, and to assist them in developing a sense of mission.

  • Provide opportunities for the spiritual growth of parishioners through retreats, days of renewal, preparation for the reception of the sacraments, small study/prayer groups, etc.

  • Promote the development of church ministries, both ordained and lay, identifying people qualified for various ministries and providing training for the various ministries of the parish, e.g., cantors, ministers of hospitality, lectors, etc.

  • Coordinate and schedule the activities of all parish liturgical ministries

  • Implement the liturgical guidelines issued by the Archdiocesan Office of Worship.

  • To be informed about the various programs of spiritual growth available in the Archdiocese, and to evaluate their potential for renewal in the parish, e.g., LAVEN, Christian Experience Weekend, RENEW, parish RENEWAL, TEC, etc.

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