DIOCESAN POLICIES ON COWL AND ITS Ministries
(Based on DPA-I Decrees)
- WORSHIP AND LITURGY
2.1 NATURE AND FUNCTIONS
2.1.1 COMMISSION ON WORSHIP AND LITURGY (COWL)
126.96.36.199 Nature: The COWL is the highest diocesan body assisting the bishop on matters concerning to worship and liturgy.
188.8.131.52.1 To set direction on worship and liturgy.
184.108.40.206.2 To help formulate guidelines and policies regarding Worship and Liturgy and for the following ministries: Lay Liturgical Leadership (LLL), Lay Liturgical Ministry (LLM), and other liturgical ministries that may be created.
220.127.116.11.3 To ensure implementation of guidelines and policies by all concerned.
2.1.2 DIOCESAN LITURGICAL CENTER (DLC)
18.104.22.168 Nature: The DLC is the Secretariat of Commission On Worship and Liturgy and diocesan service center of the following ministries: Lay Liturgical Leadership (LLL) Ministry and Lay Liturgical Ministry (LLM) Ministry, and other liturgical ministries that may be created.
22.214.171.124.1 To formulate plan and programs that will implement direction, policies and guidelines set by Commission On Worship and Liturgy.
126.96.36.199.2 To implement, monitor, and evaluate plans and programs it has formulated
188.8.131.52.3 To establish linkages with other groups, agencies, and institutions of related concerns.
184.108.40.206.4 To facilitate and/or provide basic services to liturgical ministries in the parishes.
2.1.3 MINISTRIES ON WORSHIP AND LITURGY
220.127.116.11 LAY LITURGICAL LEADERSHIP MINISTRY (LLLM)
18.104.22.168.1 Nature: A ministry that provides liturgical leadership in the GKKs as defined by the diocesan bishop.
22.214.171.124.2.1 To recruit, train and support Lay Liturgical Leaders.
126.96.36.199.2.2 To design, implement and monitor effective training program and sustained Christian formation program for the Lay Liturgical Leadership.
188.8.131.52.2.3 To preside during the Bible Service in the GKK.
To provide trained LLL ministers for the following functions:
184.108.40.206.2.4 To help distribute communion.
220.127.116.11.2.5 To bless objects and officiate at other liturgical activities as allowed by the local ordinary.
18.104.22.168 LAY LITURGICAL MINISTRY (LLM)
22.214.171.124.1 Nature: A ministry that facilitates and assists in making the liturgical and para- liturgical celebrations meaningful, participative and lively.
126.96.36.199.2.1 To prepare and assist in celebration of Eucharist or Bible Service on Sundays, Holy Days of Obligations, Fiestas and other events in liturgical calendar of the Church.
188.8.131.52.2.2 To prepare and assist in liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations of community, such as Foundation Day, Harvest Festivals, and the like.
184.108.40.206.2.3 To assist in and coordinate liturgical and para-liturgical celebration of other ministries, programs and groups.
220.127.116.11.2.4 To recruit, train and support lay liturgists.
18.104.22.168.2.5 To design, implement and monitor effective training program and sustained Christian formation program for lay liturgists.
22.214.171.124.2.6 To regularly monitor and assess liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations.
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