Parish liturgical assembly at OLOL

The Church of OLOL had their first Parish liturgical assembly in Tamil and English on September 16 with the theme transformed through liturgy.

Oct 14, 2015

By Ruth Robert
The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) had their first parish liturgical assembly in Tamil and English on September 16 with the theme transformed through liturgy.

A total of 245 members from the various liturgical sub-groups attended this event which began at 7.45am and came to a close at 4.00pm with Mass.

After registration and breakfast, everyone assembled in the parking lot and walked in procession to the church, under the banner of their respective liturgical sub-groups. The assembly was then officially declared open by both priests at the entrance of the church. Parish Priest, Fr Robert Daniel gave a short speech. After the opening prayer, there was a liturgical dance by the altar servers, after which the Parish Liturgical Team Chairperson, Patrick Louis delivered his opening address. He expressed his appreciation to the organising team, led by Angeline S, and all members for taking the time to come together as one family to enhance their commitment and responsibilities as liturgists of the parish.

Fr Francis Xavier shared his thoughts on the theme Transformed through Liturgy. He said, “The liturgy is like an ocean — deep and wide. In order to be transformed, we need to understand liturgy to deepen our faith so that we can better understand our roles and grow spirituality. Liturgy is basically a service by the people, for the people.”

In the second session, Fr Simon Anand spoke on the Roles & Responsibility. He shared that liturgy is about diversity (based on the various ministries involved) that brings about unity in our celebration of the Holy Mass. This reflects the Universal Church which is ONE.

After lunch, Fr Vincent Paul shared with the participants the plans for the Year of Mercy, which will be launched on December 8, 2015. He highlighted the churches chosen as pilgrim churches in the northern diocese. He also shared the Holy Father’s message regarding the Year of Mercy.

This was followed by a presentation of plaques to all long serving members. A token of appreciation was also given to all the presenters. The day ended with Mass presided by the visiting priest from Butterworth, Fr Joachim Robert, concelebrated with the parish pastors.

The members went home fulfilled and motivated to continue their service to the parish through liturgy.

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