Liturgical Resources

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External Resources for Music Ministers

          Church Liturgical Resources


       What is Liturgy?

Liturgy is the term used to describe the official public worship of the Catholic Church.
It is the action of Christ and the people of God to give praise and thanks to God and celebrates the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. This is called the paschal mystery – the focus of all liturgical celebrations.In the liturgy, the Christian community, express who they are through words, symbols, gestures, music and movement, expressing their faith and having their faith nourished and strengthened.

The Church’s liturgical resources are found in the official books or Rites of the Church:

  • The Roman Missal (sometimes called The Sacramentary)
  • The Lectionary (Volumes I, II and III, containing the readings for all the liturgical celebrations)
  • The Rites of the Catholic Church (Rite of Initiation of Adults, Rite of Baptism for Children, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, Ordination, Order of Christian Funerals)
  • The Book of Blessings
  • The Liturgy of the Hours (also called the Prayer of the Church)

       Resources for Planning

       Music Liturgical Planning

Below are links to resources helping the music ministers in planning liturgies