The Archdiocesan Liturgy Committee has a four-part mandate from the Archbishop:
- to be knowledgeable about the Church’s liturgy and liturgical practice;
- to promote and communicate an awareness of the Church’s liturgical practices;
- to offer programs of adult faith formation with an aim to gaining a deeper understanding of the liturgy generally, and the training of various liturgical ministries; and,
- to plan the liturgies that are proper to the Archdiocese as a whole.
In October 2016, the ALC hosted the first of three liturgical music workshops in the Archdiocese, presented by a well-known and -respected liturgist/journalist, Bernadette Gasslein. She introduced us to the CCCB publication, Guidelines for Liturgical Music.
As a resource for music ministers in the Archdiocese, and all who are interested in liturgical music, the ALC has prepared “information sheets”, based on the Guidelines. We will post one a month for several months, beginning in October 2017.