It began with the much-awaited 2021 Chrism Mass celebrated on 30 March in the Sacred Heart Cathedral, and came to fulfillment in the Easter Ceremonies. It was a journey that reminded us of Christ’s enduring and life-giving presence among God’s people – healing, baptising, anointing.
On the Feast Day of Mary MacKillop Saturday August 8th 2020, Mary MacKillop Place will be closed. Mass in the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel will be livestreamed at 10:00am on August 8th, followed by a time of prayer at the tomb.
Pope Francis encourages Catholics to deepen their understanding and love of the liturgy through continuing formation, stating that ‘liturgy is a life that forms, not an idea to be learnt’. The National Biennial Liturgy Conference will offer such formation, in line with Plenary Council discernment, with an aptly titled theme of ‘Liturgy: Forming a Prayerful and Eucharistic Church’.
There is a certain comfort in the familiarity of the structure of our Mass. It is pretty much the same regardless of where Mass is celebrated. We are one holy, catholic and apostolic church and our Missal embodies this unity.
Last month we invited readers to consider attending the 4th National Conference of the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN) which will run from 1-3 October 2019 at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Melbourne.