Sacred Liturgy

01-22-2017Fr. Michael Straley


In one of their documents, the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council called for "full, active, conscious participation" in the liturgy, everyone in the liturgy. In the first years after the Council, this phrase was sometimes misunderstood. Some changes in the liturgy were proposed that were not intended by the Fathers of the Council.

In our sacred liturgies, all have an important role, but not all roles are the same. You see that priests and deacons have similar roles, but definitely different. All of the various ministries in the liturgy are very important, but they are different. This includes the assembly, the congregation; you, too, have a very important role.