The word ‘liturgy’ derives from the Greek word “leitourgia” which means ‘a public service’. In Christian tradition it means the participation of the People of God in “the work of God” (CCC 1069) and it is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the font from which all her power flows. (CCC 1074)
At St. Augustine Parish, you will find that Liturgy is at the center of what we do and who we are. In addition to a very full regular Mass schedule (two daily Masses and seven weekend Masses) there are many other opportunities to gather at the table of the Lord through various Religious Education Masses, school Masses and the occasional special parish wide celebration of the Eucharist.
Though the liturgical celebrations are a function of the entire community, there are many ministers involved in specific tasks to ensure the proper reverence and beauty required. Those ministers include Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Musicians, Altar Servers and Hospitality Ministers while the planning behind it all is the special duty of the Liturgy Committee and the Liturgical Arts and Environment ministry. Each of these ministries welcomes new members throughout the year. Please see the appropriate page of the ministry in which you are most interested for contact information. For an informative and inspiring look at how rewarding being a member of this ministry is, check out our video.