STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR LITURGY AT MARY, QUEEN OF THE FAMILY PARISH.
Whilst it may seem odd that a Catholic church would have “Standard Operating Procedures”, the church is an organisation made up of people. All people need guidance and basic procedures to do what we do in the best way that we can.
These standard operating procedures are for ministers in all liturgical ministries, including clergy (resident and visiting). These procedures are provided so that all ministers are aware of the liturgical practices at Mary, Queen of the Family parish. Following this procedure will ensure that liturgies flow in the most reverent manner possible, making each liturgy a time where people will recognize and experience Christ truly present in the People, the Priest, the Word and the Eucharist.
The following standard operating procedures for Mary, Queen of the Family Parish reflect the directions of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal as well as best practice responding to the local situation of the Catholic Parish of Blacktown. Together we can make the God of Love known to all through the Mass.
These Standard Operating Procedures for Liturgy are a living document and will be revised regularly based on the practice and needs of Mary, Queen of the Family Parish and the direction taken by the wider Church.
MQOF Standard Operating Procedures (PDF 2.3MB)