The Liturgical Commission has eight members, appointed by the Archbishop. Five members have their Certificate in Pastoral Liturgy from St. Paul University, one is on the staff of the Summer Institutes in Pastoral Liturgy and Religious Education (at SPU), one is a graduate of the MLPA, - and most have attended many of the Atlantic Liturgical Congresses. While diocesan-wide representation is ideal, and in fact is mandated, at most times it has been very difficult to achieve. At the moment, all but two members come from the St. John’s and Mount Pearl area, and we are actively searching for more members willing to serve. The commission meets monthly and includes an educational component in each meeting
At present, a priest of the Archdiocese is the Director. He allocates whatever time he can from his duties as pastor.
There is a Liturgical Commission office at the Pastoral Centre, but no office manager. However, one of the Commission members is usually at the office for at least a part of each day, Monday to Friday.
In justice, it is important that we support the artists who compose the lyrics and music used in all of our liturgies. That means ensuring that they get the royalty fees they are entitled to - and need. Of course, there is also a legal requirement to observe the copyright laws.
The CCCB Publications Service has issued a very good and complete document entitled RIGHTS AND PERMISSION POLICY which you can access on their site http://www.cccbpublications.ca/For_Download/Rights_and_Permissions_Policy.pdf It was updated in October, 2010.
It is a good idea to revisit the site from time to time, to ensure you have the latest version.