The Liturgy Committee helps provide St. Norbert Parish parishioners worship experiences that foster a loving relationship with Jesus Christ. They coordinate the many parts of parish worship in order to enhance our celebrations and assist our clergy. The goal of the Liturgy Committee is to provide opportunities for parishioners to build their connection with God and one another through reverent, beautiful, and joyful liturgical prayer.
The task of the liturgy committee is to prepare for the various celebrations throughout the year. They consider options most appropriate to the church, make sure the seasons of the liturgical year are observed fully and that liturgical ministers are properly instructed for their respective roles. The Liturgy Committee is actively connected with all of the aspects of the liturgical and sacramental life of St. Norbert Parish.
The Liturgy Committee collaborates with the Pastor, and the St. Norbert Parish Council to develop and establishes liturgical objectives for the parish.
The Liturgy Committee’s responsibilities are:
- To recognize the parish’s worship/liturgical/prayer needs.
- To direct 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, 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 Chicago and the Universal Church.
Liturgy Committee Members Time Commitment
Members are requested to volunteer for a minimum of one-year and they can serve as long as they desire. This committee normally meets quarterly but may meet more often during busier times of the Liturgical Year (Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter).
How to become a Liturgy Committee Member
The Membership of the Liturgy Committee includes the Pastor, the Director of Music & Liturgy and other parishioner representatives. There are no elections; the committee is open to all parishioners.