Environment & Art

Sanctuary at Easter

As common prayer and ecclesial experience, liturgy flourishes in a climate of hospitality and beauty. The environment in Catholic worship should support the ritual activity of the liturgy through the artistic expression of color, form and texture. Our ultimate goal is to provide the kind of environment that will draw people into prayer, an environment that will enhance, support and illumine the liturgical action that is taking place.

Our activities include: evaluating our worship space, planning the environment for the liturgical seasons and decorating with the future in mind. In doing the above, we are always mindful of the church’s directives regarding the environment and continually strive to keep the assembly in mind. While God can never be totally contained in any art form, the decorations should give us an avenue of approach and help us experience God’s presence.

Qualifications: Ongoing education takes place through pertinent articles, diocesan workshops and occasional meetings.

Time Commitment: Everyone participates in preparing the environment for Christmas and Easter seasons. Smaller groups take turns setting up and taking down other seasons or parish events.

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