Liturgy School – Spirit
(Notes adapted from introductory talks given by Fr. Michel de Verteuil, CSSp.)
We the organizers want the School to have a spirit. It is the task of all to maintain the spirit.
The basic thing about the School of Liturgy is that it must be an experience of the Church [in the Caribbean, and] right here in T&T. This means that the School of Liturgy is a whole experience of study, of prayer and of life.
Secondly, here we experience the Church as a communion of parish communities. Liturgy School is not for itself but at the service of parish communities. This guides all that we do. We urge you then to see yourselves
- As delegates of your parish communities ( even if you have come on your own)
- With responsibility to your communities when you return (even if you do not see much hope of doing anything in the immediate future).
- In communion with the rest of the Church – both local and Caribbean.
But we are also a community here. We must live good community life:
Between participants and organizers: we are at your service.
Between participants and participants, especially
Between locals and other Caribbean territories
Between parishes in different parts of the country.