Our having a Liturgy Committee, here at St. Stephen's, is meant to ensure that each weekly and seasonal celebration of the Paschal Mystery gives praise and thanksgiving to God in a grace-filled atmosphere. It also provides sacramental and devotional opportunities for parishioners to grow ever more deeply in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Liturgy Committee consists of:
1. The PPC Liturgy Coordinator
2. The Pastor
3. A Sacristan
4. A member of the Music Ministry Team
5. The Deacons
6. A member of the Art & Environment Ministry Team
7. Two members at large
In order to maintain continuity, the out-going PPC Liturgy Coordinator may continue as a member of the Liturgy Committee for the period of one year following relinquishing the position of Liturgy Coordinator. This is optional and is not a requirement that each out-going coordinator continue for the extra year. (Revised September 16, 2013)
The Liturgy Committee is responsible to the Liturgy Coordinator on the Parish Pastoral Council.
"A liturgy detached from spiritual worship would risk becoming empty, devoid of Christian originality, sacred in a generic sense, quasi magical, and a hollow aestheticism. As an action of Christ, liturgy has an inner impulse to be transformed in the sentiments of Christ, and in this dynamism all reality is transfigured. “Our daily life — in our body, in small things — must be profusely inspired, immersed in the divine reality, it must become action together with God." ~ Pope Francis