It is no understatement to say that liturgy - namely, Sunday Eucharist - is the most important thing we do as Catholic Christians. The Church goes so far as to say that "...the liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows." (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy [CSL], 10) To put things in proper order, the Church continues:
"Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as 'a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people' (1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5), is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.
In the restoration and promotion of the sacred liturgy, this full and active participation by all the people is the aim to be considered before all else; for it is the primary and indispensable source from which the faithful are to derive the true Christian spirit; and therefore pastors of souls must zealously strive to achieve it, by means of the necessary instruction, in all their pastoral work." (CSL, 10)
If you feel called to serve in a liturgical ministry, please visit our ministries page or contact Brian.