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5.d Liturgical Life of the School: Easter - Elementary Sample
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Description of Activity

  • Mass to Celebrate Easter

SMART Goal Design - Is this goal...

  • Specific?
  • Measurable?
  • Attainable?
  • Result-oriented?
  • Time-bound?

Goal/Expected Result

  • The principal will work with staff, students and clergy to prepare the Eucharistic celebration for Easter

Resources

  • Board Liturgical Calendar
  • Living with Christ (complete monthly edition)
  • Catholic Book of Worship III
  • Glory and Praise Volume 1,11, 111
  • Rise Up and Sing (Cassettes/CD’s with music book)
  • Supplementary Easter resources
  • Directory for Masses With Children

Relevant Catholic Theme(s)

  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Mystery, Wonder and Awe

CGE(s)

  • CGE1b Participates in the sacramental life of the church and demonstrates an understanding of the centrality of the Eucharist to our Catholic story
  • CGE1c Actively reflects on God’s Word as communicated through the Hebrew and Christian scriptures

 

How will success be determined?

  • The community will gather to celebrate the Eucharist on the designated day
Contributors Tasks
School Administration
  • Gather a Pastoral Team from among the staff together to prepare the liturgy
  • Invite a member of the clergy to assist Pastoral Team in preparation of liturgy and to preside at the celebration
  • Ask secretary to complete related tasks
School Staff: Teachers, Education Assistants
  • Provide art to decorate the gym
  • Suggest names of students to act as Ministers of the Word
  • Invite qualified staff to be Eucharistic Ministers
Students
  • Participate in the overall preparation of the liturgy
Process Stages Details and Considerations

Mid Lent

  • Gather the Pastoral Team from among the staff together to prepare the liturgy
  • Discuss the nature of the liturgical year with staff to acknowledge that celebrations ought to be in keeping with the season, i.e. Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.
  • Ask secretary to complete related tasks
  • Invite a member of the clergy to preside at the liturgy
Late Lent
  • Meet with Pastoral Team to assist with preparation of the liturgy
  • Prepare the liturgy
Early Easter
  • Teachers to involve students in preparation of art work consistent with the liturgical time (e.g. cross draped in white) to be used in the opening celebration
  • Teachers identify students who will be Ministers of the Word
  • Eucharistic Ministers are identified
Easter Week
  • Immediate preparation, including practicing music and readings
  • Celebration of the liturgy

Effectiveness (degree to which goal has been achieved)

  • Teachers will engage students in a reflection on the liturgy after it has been celebrated. The purpose of this will be to reflect on the school year theme etc.

Follow Up/Next Steps

  • Pastoral Team meets with principal to assess liturgy
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