Art and Environment are an important aspect to our worship. They add beauty and accent to the beauty and power of the ritual that we gather to celebrate.
We need to decorate well, and that does NOT mean that we always decorate a LOT. It means we be conscious of the space, the season and the tradition of the Church and parish.
Moderation should be observed in the decoration of the altar."(n 305 GIRM)
Art and Environment changes according to the liturgical season. There are specific protocols for each. Those can be found by clicking on the pages found on the previous page to the left.
One of the key aspects of any art and environment scenario is that it must never take away from the ambo or altar. These two elements are essential to the liturgy. (n. 124 Built of Living Stones). Therefore use flowers, pots, et al judiciously.
AVOID Gimmicky types of decorations...the Symbols are already in place through the people, the priest, the altar, ambo, and crucifix.