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LITURGY MATTERS: The cradle and the cross

December 21, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

It is only a few more more sleeps to Christmas day, the first day of the Christmas season. Yes, Christmas is a season, so you need to pace yourselves!

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LITURGY MATTERS: Pay attention!

December 03, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

Pay attention! Be present! Welcome what comes! These three imperatives are the hallmarks of a wonderful series of papers on contemplative leadership. They also echo through Advent. And the point of this reflection – they are attitudes demanded by liturgy.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Lead Kindly Light

November 23, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

These words were seared onto my heart and mind by Bishop Bill’s final pastoral message to us announcing his terminal illness and resignation. And now the kindly light of God’s love has led Bishop Bill to fullness of life and peace.

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LITURGY MATTERS: The Mission has a Church and liturgy is the source

November 09, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

We’ve been talking a lot about mission and sometimes I think we miss seeing the main event.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Parishes becoming centres of prayer

October 26, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

Our church buildings are open again for worship and prayer, and everyone is welcome. Rather than making a U turn and heading back to pre-COVID ‘normal’, let’s listen to what the Spirit is saying and seize the moment to act boldly and be open to renewing our communal worship and prayer.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Become a mystagogue this Advent

October 12, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

My friend Rose McAllister is a natural mystagogue. And so is my grandnephew Cooper who is 20 months old. During Advent you are invited to participate in the diocesan Advent Reflection Process Waiting with Purpose and become a mystagogue!

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LITURGY MATTERS: How might we become a more contemplative people?

September 14, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

Last Thursday many of us participated in the third diocesan Plenary Council conversation focusing on the two agenda questions on Prayer.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Perpetual Day of Remembrance

August 31, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

On 15 September we remember the harm caused by our history of child sexual abuse and failure to protect children within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. In 2020 Bishop Bill decreed that Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday would be celebrated each year as a special Feast Day on the Sunday of or immediately prior to 15 September.