The mission of the Prayer and Worship Committee is to ensure that parishioners are provided with opportunities to enhance and deepen their faith through a variety of prayer experiences and liturgical celebrations.
Our responsibilities and duties on the Prayer and Worship Committee are varied. We work with Father Loyola and the Director of Music and Liturgy to plan and prepare special liturgies for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Festival Masses, and so on. We are involved down to the minutest detail, for instance, who will carry the cross? Who will attend the Chrism Mass? How many hosts will be needed?
We work with and support the music minister regarding the appropriateness and the participation of the parishioners in the liturgies. We recruit, train and schedule the lectors and the Eucharistic ministers. The ushers and the altar servers also fall under our umbrella. We plan the annual Remembrance Mass or Service in honor of recently deceased parishioners.
In the past year, we established the protocol and recruited volunteers for the position of funeral host/hostess. In the future, we would like to create a position for a wedding host/hostess. Currently, we are working with Fr. Loyola on the implementation of the new Mass changes. We organized the presentation last July regarding those changes.
A vital part of our mission is to ensure that the worship areas, both the Church and St. Boniface Parish Center, are maintained, furnished and decorated with dignity and reverence befitting the Eucharist, funerals, penance services, and more. With that in mind, we created a sub-committee, the Liturgical Environment Committee, that focuses on the environment in St. Boniface Hall. (See info here.)
We are working on the feasibility of establishing a group to act as Mass greeters – especially at First Communion Masses. Also of concern, is the appearance of the church vestibule. It is often the “face” of St. Boniface for visitors who come for funerals, weddings and baptisms.
As Christians, we are called to share our time, treasure and talent. We invite you to share your time and talent with the Prayer and Worship Committee and its various ministries. Leave your name and number at the rectory – we will contact you!
COMMITTEE POINTS OF CONTACT HERE