One of the themes emerging in the plethora of theological writing on our experience of COVID 19 focuses on the question of whether we, the People of God, are seizing this moment as an opportunity to live more fully as the Body of Christ, or whether a reliance on streamed masses is reinforcing a dependence on the clergy to be all things to all people. The way we celebrate liturgy matters because it is meant to shape us for the former, not the latter. Fiona Duque, a member of the Diocesan Liturgy Council and the Ministry Co-ordinator at St Bede’s Catholic College Chisholm, has been reflecting on this question in the context of her life and ministry. I invite you to ponder with her and to reflect on your own experience through the lens of this question. Over to you Fiona.
As the newest secondary school in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese, the St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm Opening Mass was a great chance to celebrate the success of the College’s first year as well as laying out the direction for the College’s future.