LITURGY MATTERS: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - Fanning the Flame of RCIA in the Church of Maitland-Newcastle
How lucky are we?! Anyone involved in RCIA ministry knows about Team RCIA: Nick Wagner and Diana Macalintal. They are in Australia in October and we have been able to book them for a whole day, right here in our diocese. Saturday October 19, venue and times yet to be organised, but presume a full day gathering. Our Date Claimer Flyer is available here.
The Diocesan Liturgy Council met on Wednesday last week. One of the main items on our agenda was the Perpetual Day of Remembrance which Bishop Bill declared in 2017. This week’s Liturgy Matters seeks to till the ground, inviting us all to think about what such remembering and celebration asks of us as a faith community.
Thank you everyone for your grace and understanding when, due to illness in our presenter’s family, we had to cancel the LiturgyHelp Workshops that were to be held in May. The good news is we are now all systems go for 18 and 19 June.
This week Louise Outram, one of the Assistant Masters of Ceremonies reflects on her experience of ministry. The pink sash Louise is wearing in the photo indicates she is ministering as an AMC. Traditionally the Master of Ceremonies wears the Bishop’s colour. When the discernment and formation process is complete the AMC will wear appropriate vesture.
As I mentioned last week, I truly enjoy my role as Master of Ceremonies, bringing my passion for and knowledge of the liturgical life of the Church to the service of the Church of Maitland-Newcastle.