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Julianne Wallace Answers:
A Call to Worship is the moment at the beginning of prayer or Mass when someone calls us together and centers us as a community. The Call to Worship usually takes the form of a welcome to the entire parish community. Sometimes birthdays, anniversaries or other special events are announced. And finally, in some parishes, the Call to Worship is a tool to help us remember that as we celebrate the Mystery of the Eucharist, we are always in God’s presence.
Not every parish uses a Call to Worship at the beginning of mass or at a prayer service. Those that do, have found it to be helpful in reminding the community that this is a special time where we come together to pray.