Justice in the Church
A Million Voices
Friday Evening "Lament Prayer" for American Catholic Council
1. All opening prayer participants be ready to quickly assume places on stage when
John and Janet have finished..see attached stage plan)
2. Spirit bearer banner folks will assume their places at 6:00 and be ready to process in from four directions at designated place in reading
6:25 Opening Prayer for the American Catholic Council
Spirit banner bearers, readers, lament proclaimers and musicians are all in place before the opening greeting by the presider.
Prior to the opening greeting the organizer gives the assembly guidance about what to do during the reading [rise up as Spirit bearers with banners approach their seat] and closing ritual [time of stillness followed by mutual laying on of hands in silent prayer].