June is "Liturgy Month" at Nativity
We've celebrated the great Easter Season, we have experienced the Pentecost, school is out for the summer, the long days and short nights are upon us, 27 weeks of Ordinary Time lay before us - an excellent time to slow down and look at how we do liturgy. As part of our parish's "ongoing faith formation", we will use June to work on how we do Sunday Mass. Liturgy Month at Nativity will have four elements:
The "Liturgical Minute"
Practice makes the master - so before each weekend Mass in June, we will take a few minutes to rehearse some aspect of our liturgy. Not something huge - just something we can do in 2 to 5 minutes.
What are "Mass parts"
What parts of the Mass stay the same, which change? How do we know? Where do we find them in the book? What do we sing and what do we recite?
The rôle of the Gloria in the Mass.
How do we sing the Gloria on Sunday?
What do we do on Saturday?
The number board
How does that number board work? Why are there 2 rows of numbers? How do I know what song we're on? Where is that Holy Holy Holy anyway ???
Blessing? Commissioning? Installation? Ordination?
What's the difference and what are we doing to our liturgical ministers?