Splendor in the Liturgy

"The Church evangelizes and is herself evangelized through the beauty of the liturgy, which is both a celebration of the task of evangelization and the source of her renewed self-giving.” (Evangelii Gaudium 24)

Perfection in the Liturgy

From its foundation, Heralds of the Gospel have been keenly aware of the need to respond generously to the call of the Divine Master: “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). 

And this perfection demonstrates itself particularly in the celebration of the Liturgy.

With the variety of functions and degrees of ceremony, the liturgy in itself realizes an apostolate of beauty to the faithful. 

For this reason, the Heralds of the Gospel zeal to carry out with perfection all that concerns the liturgy. This can be from the lectors and the choir, all the way to the priest that is celebrating the Holy Mass.

To ensure excellence in carrying out these roles, the Heralds of the Gospel practice all aspects of the liturgy thoroughly. Yet the essence of the splendor of how the liturgy is carried out is the genuine spirit of perfection inherited from the charism.

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Music in the Liturgy

Within a broad range of liturgical interests music has naturally become an area of intense focus.

Often where the Heralds work, they will form choirs to help with the parochial liturgy and other activities, and, at times, they will even include an accompanying ensemble of instruments.
Their repertoire always seeks to rediscover the cultural and artistic heritage of the Church, especially Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony.
While not excluding more recent and popular works, the most important element is that they truly elevate the spirit and have the appropriate sacredness necessary for liturgical functions.

This apostolate through the Liturgy seeks to bring out all of the transcendent beauty of worship, to restore the allure of the unfathomable sense of mystery, and to echo God’s appeal to mankind to participate in His own life.

In order to achieve this, the Heralds study every aspect of the liturgy and then share their knowledge and experience by training others, especially youth, who are actively engaged in parish ministry.

Given their dedication, effort and discipline in striving to do everything well, and instilling this same spirit in young people, it is not uncommon for pastors to entrust Heralds with the responsibility for organizing every aspect of liturgical worship.