LITURGY MATTERS: The imagination of anticipation IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: The imagination of anticipation

December 01, 2020 Fiona Duque

As we find ourselves at the start of the liturgical season of Advent, are we truly focused on what this time can bring to our lives and of those around us?

LITURGY MATTERS: It's time to have your say IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: It's time to have your say

November 16, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

In many ways March seems a lifetime ago. As we watched the news about what was happening in China, none of us foresaw the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic until they fell upon us.

LITURGY MATTERS: Stark beauty IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Stark beauty

October 20, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

COVID liturgical opportunities and stumbling blocks for celebrants.

Since returning to the public celebration of Mass, I have been completely surprised by how engaged I am by the stark beauty of COVID restricted liturgy.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Bereavement Ministry

October 06, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

One of the key missionary points for parishes is their contact with the dying and the bereaved.  The Order of Christian Funerals states that the death of a Christian is a significant event for the entire parish community.

LITURGY MATTERS: Confirmation Review Update IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Confirmation Review Update

September 29, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Our website data suggests there has been a lot of parish activity sparked by the Diocesan Liturgy Council’s invitation to participate in a formal review of the ‘Pastoral Guidance for the Preparation and Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation’. That’s wonderful.

LITURGY MATTERS: A feast of information and opportunities for YOU! IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: A feast of information and opportunities for YOU!

September 22, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Because there are so many things happening at the moment, today’s Liturgy Matters offers you a feast of opportunities and information which you might like to consider over a cup of coffee.  Explore! Read! Ponder! Act!

LITURGY MATTERS: It’s time to talk about Confirmation IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: It’s time to talk about Confirmation

September 15, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Even before COVID-19 came along, 2020 was the year Diocesan Liturgy Council (DLC) had scheduled to engage the community in a review of the document ‘Pastoral Guidance for the Preparation and Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation’. Any member of the community can participate. So, let’s get organised.

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Sacraments of Initiation Fallow Year Resource

September 10, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

With COVID 19 came the cancellation of Parish Sacramental Programs and Confirmation and First Communion celebrations.  At the same time, Bishop Bill invited us to take a fallow year to reflect on our current pastoral practice. The Diocesan Liturgy Council has prepared a resource document to support the community’s reflection.