What is Liturgy?
A living mystery, it is always more than we can say, it eludes any easy definition. "The liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the fount from which all her power flows." (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.10)
Liturgy is ... the public worship carried out by the People of God, the Mystical Body of Christ, the Church.
Liturgy is....the work of the people.
"Liturgy" used as another word for "Mass." Father might say in the announcements, "..such and such a meeting will take place after the 8:30 liturgy." Liturgy is a word we use for many of the rituals of the church; eg. The Rite of Infant Baptism celebrated on a Sunday afternoon is a liturgy; a Wedding, with or without a Mass is a liturgy; The Blessing of Animals is a liturgy.
We, the Outreach Committee of Spirit of Christ Catholic community commit ourselves to:
- Educate and raise consciousness based on Catholic Social Teachings, scripture, and our faith traditions.
- Promote solidarity and foster compassion for the poor, the marginalized and all those in need.
- Offer opportunities to live out the gospel message of peace and justice within the family, local community and the world.
Please click below for more information or to email the respresentative for that group. Current info is in the weekly bulletin or contact Silvia Quintana in the parish office at 303-867-9164 or by email.
FELLOWSHIP AND SUPPORT MINISTRIES
Music: Vocalists and instrumetalists minister at all weekend liturgies. New members are always welcome. No audition required, just an open heart and a willingness to share your talents with your faith family.
Audio Visual: Provides training for volunteers to operate the sound and visual equipment at weekend Masses, weddings and funerals. Contact Greg Splitt by email.
Altar Servers: Girls and boys, 5th grade (or age 11) or older trained to assist at weekend Masses.
Art & Environment: Prepare God's House for worship (floral arrangements, banners, candle and brass cleaning, etc.).
Readers: Proclaim the Word of God during Mass.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Assists with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to the congregation. Services include: Communion to homebound, Arvada area nursing homes and Lutheran Hospital.
Greeters: Welcome community members with the spirit of hospitality at the door before each weekend Mass.
Ushers: Responsible for hospitality and meeting the needs of people at all weekend Masses.
Baptismal Garment Sewing: Sewing of bibs and capes used as part of the baptism rite.
Linens: Launder the linen used during Mass.
Plant Care: Maintain plants within the facility, church, chapel and gathering space.
For information about liturgical ministries, please contact Janette Fayhoe in the parish office or by email.
Fellowship and Support Ministries represent a collection of adult ministries that strive to address a wide-range of ministerial needs within the parish family. Each ministry gathers a particular group of people who share common interests and or experiences. Our goal is to bring the community of faith together to build relationships, share life experiences, and foster support from others.
For more information about these ministries, click to the right for some have a link, click below for the Program Guide or contact the parish office 303-422-9173.
FELLOWSHIP AND SUPPORT MINISTRIES