Monday, September 20, 2004

Actions Speak Louder: Evaluating How Well Your Liturgy Speaks

blah blahOne important liturgical principle to remember is that the liturgy always speaks and teaches something. Ask any 5-year old. She will tell you what the liturgy taught her. For example, the liturgy is saying something when only the priest drinks from the cup and the assembly is given only the hosts. It teaches something if all the liturgical ministers are of one gender or one ethnicity or one age group.

The Office for Social Justice for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has put together a liturgy assessment tool to help you evaluate how well your liturgies teach social justice. Click here to use this self-assessment tool for your Sunday worship. They also have self-assessment tools for preaching, religious education, and other areas of parish life.


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