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!

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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.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sept 15 ‘Shine the light of Christ’

September 07, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Remembering is intrinsic to our life as human beings. Our hearts are warmed and our lives are shaped by fond memories. As individuals and communities we also remember the tough stuff, the horrendous stuff. These memories act as a profound corrective and call us to be better and to live differently. Without such memories we are at risk of repeating past injustices.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! Part 6: Communion

August 25, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Our mystagogical journey through the ‘Liturgy of the Eucharist’ has taken many weeks. Taking time is good. It gives us space to reflect more deeply on our focus question: Do we participate in the celebration of Eucharist as celebrants or consumers? Today our focus is Communion. Potentially, alas, the ultimate consumerist moment.

LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters!  Interlude: Can you send an apple by email? IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! Interlude: Can you send an apple by email?

August 10, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Last week I invited you to join in a conversation reflecting on our experience of liturgical disruption caused by COVID-19. This week, as an interlude before we move to Part 6 of our reflection on whether we celebrants or consumers, I invite you to listen to that conversation. It’s always good to listen widely.

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Flashes of Insight – Let’s talk liturgy!

August 04, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

You are invited to participate in an international conversation “Can you send an apple by email?” with Professor Thomas O’Loughlin, Emeritus Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Celebrants or Consumers? It matters! Part 5: The Fraction Rite

July 28, 2020 Louise Gannon rsj

Well we’ve made it to the Fraction Rite! We’ve taken bread and wine.  We’ve blessed bread and wine. And now it is time for the bread to be broken and the wine poured out for the life of the world.  What do we think we are doing when we celebrate ‘The Fraction Rite’? Are we celebrants or consumers? The answer matters.