12 Dec> 24 & 31 Masses

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CHRISTMAS EVE, AND
MARY MOTHER OF GOD


EVENT

  • Collegio Filippino 10 pm Vigil Masses: Christmas Dec 24 & New Year Dec 31
  • Simple salo-salo after
  • Confession from 9:00 pm

CCR COORDINATOR

  • If Commission Members are not around before the event, other Priests may be requested to help if needed.
  • Since most of the items can be finalized beforehand, it is not necessary that the ones assigned be actually present during the Mass (except for some items).
  • Spaces at the start of the line are provided below to put a check mark (to print out, just copy text without the menus and sidebars, and paste in MS Word).

SISTERS

Preparation

  • _ flowers and other decors
  • _ Baby Jesus and crib
  • _ put the Blessed Virgin’s crown, aureola and scepter
  • _ Mass Liturgy in English if there are non-Filipino Priests concelebrating
  • _ Golden Chausables for all Priests
  • _ incense
  • _ collection baskets
  • _ envelopes for love offerings: place on the big table outside the Main Chapel, with a note indicating where the offerings will be used
  • _ insert Tabernacle key
  • _ outside speakers: switch is located in left corner as one enters Main Chapel
  • _ dinner could be at 6:30 pm, as many go to the Vatican, and to prepare for Mass and salo-salo
  • _ around 8:30 pm: switch on lobby lights and flood light on stairs outside main door; also, leave big gate open
  • After Mass, help invite people to the salo-salo.

Assign lay volunteers (even just before the Mass)

  • _ First Reading = __________
  • _ Responsorial Psalm = __________
  • _ Second Reading = __________
  • _ Collectors = __________
  • _ Offerers = __________

Kissing of Baby Jesus after final blessing

  • _ finger towel
  • _ perfume

WORSHIP COMMISSION

Assign Priests

  • _ 9:00 pm Confessors (set confessionals too) = __________
  • _ Main Celebrant = __________
  • _ Concelebrant 1 = __________
  • _ Concelebrant 2 = __________
  • _ Two other concelebrants for servers’ functions (incense only at start, Gospel and offertory; not during consecration = __________ and __________.
  • _ Check how many hosts are in the Tabernacle and estimate how many more need to be consecrated.

Announcements after Mass (could be by a PCF Administrator)

  • Kissing of Baby Jesus right after final blessing, while the Choir leads the singing
  • all are invited to simple salo-salo
  • strong men kindly stack together the chairs by 10’s; leave them inside the Main Chapel or in the Lobby.
  • New Year Mass on Dec. 31 is also at 10:00 pm, with salo-salo
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your families

Choir

  • _ Invited choir = ______
  • _ Note: sing Come, All Ye Faithful during kissing of Baby Jesus after final blessing

EDUCATION COMMISSION

Documentation

  • _ ask a lay volunteer(s) (not Priest) to kindly take pictures (lend PCF camera if needed; charge battery beforehand) __________
  • _ guide on how to copy files to Thawspace of Lobby Computer __________

TEMPORALITIES COMMISSION

Arrange chairs

  • _ sanctuary: 10 chairs each side for concelebrants; extra from these may be transferred just before Mass to extend the pews
  • _ inside Main Chapel: move pews closer to each other; add behind pews 6 rows of 8 chairs each
  • _ outside Main Chapel door, at center, between posts so people can see Altar directly (thus no need for projector outside Main Chapel): add 11 rows of 7 chairs each
  • the rest of the lobby area need not be rearranged

Others

  • _ for choir (if needed): LCD projector, computer and screen