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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.

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LITURGY MATTERS: Let’s start at the very beginning …

August 17, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

Love is all around. In elderly couples walking hand in hand. In the look between my niece and her newborn son. Not even two weeks and the look he gives her is miraculous. In the look between my youngest brother and his daughter as he held her arm and walked her down the aisle. In heart wrenching grief. In text messages, emails, phone calls and Zoom drinks where we check in with each other to make sure people are OK in lockdown. Love is all around us.

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Liturgy Matters: Rich in Diversity

August 03, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

One of the exciting signs of hope in the diocesan Synod Paper is the sound of the people’s voice longing for a rich diversity of prayer and worship both personally and communally.  

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LITURGY MATTERS: Unity in Diversity

July 20, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

Well, anyone who thought surgery was going to slow down Pope Francis was proved wrong on Friday 16 July!

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LITURGY MATTERS: Everyday God

July 06, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

The word ‘sacrament’ is looming large in my world at the moment. Today’s Liturgy Matters invites you to reflect on our experience and understanding of ‘sacrament’ which is at the heart of our life as a Catholic community.