Liturgical Planning Team

Moderator: Mrs. Judy Kampwerth

Liturgical Planning Team provides all students with the opportunity to utilize their gifts and talents to make each all-school Mass “their own” by planning and actively participating in the Mass.

Membership  All students are invited to join the Liturgical Planning Team, which they may do by signing the “Volunteers for Masses” sheet, which is provided in Religion classes at the end of the school year; or by contacting moderator Mrs. Judy Kampwerth, who provides students with a pass to attend the planning sessions, which are held during study halls (planning session dates are announced at school).

Volunteer Opportunities  For each Mass, students may volunteer for one or more of the groups:

Environment Group – members design a plan to creatively “transform” the gym into a sacred place of prayer according to the liturgical season or theme of the Mass, arrive before school to set-up the gym, and remain after Mass to clean the gym.

Word Group – members select the readings (when applicable), select student lectors, and create the petitions.

Music Group – members select the music according to the liturgical season or theme of the Mass and assist in obtaining the selected music.

Actions Group – members prepare the PowerPoint presentation and programs for the Mass, serve as sacristans, and serve as greeters. In addition, members determine if liturgically appropriate actions, such as liturgical dance, will be utilized to enhance the Mass.

Ministers of Hospitality Group – members select students to serve at the Mass as greeters; Eucharistic Ministers; ushers; and cross, candle, and gift bearers.

Latest News for Liturgical Planning Team

Catholic Schools Week

Mr. Darr and other members of the Administrative Team bussed tables on Student Appreciation Day during Catholic Schools Week.

Mr. Darr and other members of the Administrative Team bussed tables on Student Appreciation Day during Catholic Schools Week.

Leading the procession for the Catholic Schools Week Mass are cross bearer Morgan Dermody and candle bearers Chandler Haar and Jennifer Mioux.

Leading the procession for the Catholic Schools Week Mass are cross bearer Morgan Dermody and candle bearers Chandler Haar and Jennifer Mioux.

Thanksgiving Mass

Bishop Braxton makes his way down the aisle during the homily, addressing the freshmen as he does so.

Emily Deeba and Anna Lampe, candle bearers for the Thanksgiving Mass, and Trey Gibson, mitre bearer, wait to greet Bishop Braxton for his visit to celebrate Thanksgiving Mass at
Mater Dei.

All Saints/Grandparents Mass

Grandparents and students filled the gym on November 1 for the All Saints/Grandparents Mass. Over 375 grandparents were in attendance to celebrate All Saints Mass with their grandchild(ren).

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