giovedì 31 gennaio 2008

Basic Formation for Parish Masters of Ceremonies

To: Parish Priests, Parochial Vicars and Parish Coordinator of the Ministry of Altar Servers
Re: Basic Formation for Parish Masters of Ceremonies

Dear brothers in Christ,

Liturgical celebrations must be distinguished by grace, simplicity and order. In diocesan and parish liturgical celebrations, the master of ceremonies is tasked to coordinate the planning, preparations and actual celebrations of the liturgy. The master of ceremonies should be well-versed in the history, theology and pastoral aspects of the liturgy (cf. Ceremonial of Bishops, 24). This requisite knowledge facilitates planning and preparation of the faithful.

Considering the important role of the Master of Ceremonies plays in our liturgical life, the Ministry of Altar Servers of the Diocesan Ministry for Liturgical Affairs will be offering a Basic Workshop for Parish MCs on 28 February, 6 March and 13 March from 6:00 until 9:00 in the evening at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral Multi-purpose Building.

Participants must:
  • be appointed and highly recommended by the parish priest (with accompanying letter of appointment)
  • have basic knowledge of the liturgy
  • be a senior altar server (not necessarily by age nor years in service)
  • have the capability to direct liturgical celebrations

This is also open and highly recommended for parish worship coordinators.

Participants are to submit their recommendation letters signed by the parish priest a week before the seminar to facilitate the preparations of materials. You may fax it through 7237847. Participants without recommendation letters will not be entertained. The registration fee is Php 1000 for the dinner, venue, speakers and materials.

For further inquiries, please get in touch with Randy at 723 5113 to 15 local 514

May the Lord continue to bless you in your apostolic endeavors for the promotion of liturgical renewal in our diocese.

Fraternally yours in Christ,

Rev. Fr. Dennis Soriano
Minister for Liturgical Affairs

Noted by:

Rev. Fr. Emmanuel O. Sarez
Pastoral Director

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