"Servers exercise a genuine liturgical function. they ought to discharge their office, "therefore, with sincere devotion and decorum..." (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #29)
Art and Environment
"As common prayer and ecclesial experience, liturgy flourishes in a climate of hospitality; a situation in which people are comfortable with one another, either knowing or being introduced to one another; a space in which people are seated together, with mobility, in view of one another as well as the focal points of the rite, involved as participants and not as spectators." (Environment & Art in Catholic Worship #11) To support the ritual activity of the liturgy through the artistic expression of color, form and texture.
"The people of God, that is, the Church, made present by the local community, has an important part to play in the baptism of both children and adults. Before and after the celebration of the sacrament, the child has a right to the love and help of the community." (Rite of Baptism for Children #4)
Children's Liturgy of the Word
A separate Liturgy of the Word for Children allows the young people of our community to listen to God's word and ponder it meaning in a way suited to their abilities and their interests. As stated in the Directory or Masses with Children: "great care" needs to be taken so that "children do not feel neglected because of their inability to participate or to understand what happens and what is proclaimed in the celebration." (#17)
Christian Worship Commission
The Christian Worship Commission consists of ministry chairpersons, a liaison to Parish Council, and the Director of Worship. Together, this group oversees worship in the parish through ongoing evaluation of present practices and implementation of improvements.