Liturgy Training Workshops

Presentation and Workshops on the Liturgy –
All parishioners are invited to a presentation on the liturgy being offered through the Office of Divine Worship of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. This presentation of spiritual and theological enrichment is designed to encourage and promote the participation of all the faithful in the liturgy. Matters of liturgical practice and history will be included, with a period of question and answer to follow the presentation.

Liturgy Workshop Schedule at all locations:
10:00am-11:30am – Workshop for EMHCs (New EMHCs – please speak with Father Bill before attending.)
12:00pm-1:00pm – Presentation on the Liturgy
(open to all)
1:30pm-3:00pm – Workshop for Readers
(New Lectors – please speak with Father Bill before attending.)

Dates and Locations:
Saturday, February 29, 2020, Our Lady of Hope, Potomac Falls
Saturday, March 14, 2020, Precious Blood, Culpeper (Cancelled)
Saturday, April 04, 2020, All Saints, Manassas
Saturday, April 25, 2020, Good Shepherd, Alexandria

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) and Lectors who are currently serving are also invited to attend workshops that will address the practical, theological, and spiritual dimensions of their specific ministries. These workshops are recommended for all who currently serve our parish as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Lectors.

NEW Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are invited by Father Bill to serve at Sunday Mass, on Holy Days, and other special occasions, and take the Eucharist to the sick and home bound as needed. After speaking with the Father Bill, new EMHCs are required to attend the above diocesan workshop. Following the workshop, they will receive a mandate from the Bishop to serve for a fixed period of time. An additional training is held later at St. Thomas à Becket Catholic Church.

NEW Lectors are welcome to attend the workshop and are asked to contact Trudy Maher in the Parish Office (703.437.7113 or t.maher@stbchurch.com) before attending. As proclaimers of Sacred Scripture, Lectors serve our parish at Sunday Mass, on Holy Days, and other special occasions. Training is held here, at St. Thomas à Becket Catholic Church.
If you would like to serve our community in either of these important and rewarding ministries, please speak with Fr. Bill or email Father at w.schardt@stbchurch.com. You may also contact Trudy Maher, Director of Liturgy and Music, at t.maher@stbchurch.com for more information.