Art and Environment Ministry

The Art and Environment Ministry is responsible for the visual aesthetics of the interior church building to include the Sanctuary and the Gathering Area.   This is an important function in that it not only serves to make these areas look pleasing, but it also signifies that the church is a place of importance.  In this sense, while it is important to keep the whole church property nice and attractive, the primary purpose is to show honor and respect to what occurs at the ambo and the altar; that is, the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  So, for example, though it is nice to have attractive plants located on the sides near the altar area, they must not detract from one’s attention to the ambo and altar.  The décor at the ambo and altar must attract one’s attention to these areas without becoming the focus.  It is the ultimate responsibility of the Art and Environment Ministry to foster this notion.  

Another aspect of this notion is that the Church is to be decorated in a way to compliment the liturgy; not to emphasize secular days of recognition.  In other words, the décor should not change to focus attention to national holidays and celebrations (i.e. Independence Day, Mother’s Day, etc.). The Liturgy is always the focus. 

General responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of the parish art & environment vision as coordinated under the direction of the Pastor.

  • Coordination with other ministries that may be affected by activity from this ministry.

  • Indoor plant maintenance .

  • Seasonal decorations.

  • Advent/Christmas.

  • Lent/Holy Week/Easter.

  • Pentecost.

  • Ordinary Time.

  • Feast Days/Holy Days.

  • Recruit volunteers to assist.

If you have questions or would like to contact the Art and Environment Servant Leader, please email artandenvironment@ourladyofthepines.org.

 

 

If you wish to volunteer for this ministry, please complete this form and you will be contacted.

Safe Environment Training must be completed. If you require training or are unsure of your current status, please call Valerie Mazany, our Safe Environment Coordinator at 719-495-2351. In addition, training is required with our servant leaders.

Once this form is completed, this will start the process for you to be added to this ministry.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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