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LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! Part 3: The preparation of the gifts

June 30, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Today we continue our reflection on what we think we are doing in the ‘Liturgy of the Eucharist’. We are driven by the question emerging in our COVID-19 experience: are we celebrants or consumers? So gather in your reflections from the first and second articles in this series and let us proceed, focusing today on the first of the four-part eucharistic action: the preparation of the gifts.

Sacraments of Initiation Fallow Year Resource  IMAGE Liturgy Matters

Sacraments of Initiation Fallow Year Resource

June 29, 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.

LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! (Part 2) IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! (Part 2)

June 16, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

In the previous Liturgy Matters, prompted by our experience of live streamed Mass, we began to explore the question: When we celebrate eucharist, do we understand ourselves to be celebrants or consumers?

LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters!

June 02, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

The ‘liturgical cafeteria’ opened for business in a new and expanded form at the same time businesses, jobs, shops, theatres, parks, sport and a range of other activities closed.

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Special Studies in Theology: Liturgical Inculturation

May 26, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Australian Catholic University's (ACU's) Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and the ACU Centre for Liturgy will welcome Rev. Professor Mark R. Francis csv a renown liturgical theologian whose special interest is the relationship between liturgy and culture.

LITURGY MATTERS: Forward never backward IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Forward never backward

May 19, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Well its begun. The restrictions are being eased and all the talk is about ‘back to normal’, or ‘adjusting to the new normal’. Language is always interesting. Of course, for people of faith – particularly Christians – there is no ‘back to’. Let’s reflect on that a bit.

LITURGY MATTERS: Prayerful and Eucharistic IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Prayerful and Eucharistic

May 11, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Tracey’s Liturgy Matters article last week led me back to the Plenary Council theme which invites us to reflect on God’s call for us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is prayerful and eucharistic.

LITURGY MATTERS: All the way to Mass is Mass IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: All the way to Mass is Mass

May 04, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Today I invite you to savour the reflections of Tracey Edstein as she ponders our current liturgical matters and what our experience is revealing about ourselves and our Mass.  Thank you, Tracey, for this rich feast.