LITURGY MATTERS: Unity in Diversity IMAGE Liturgy Matters

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!

LITURGY MATTERS: Everyday God IMAGE Liturgy Matters

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.

LITURGY MATTERS: Are you interested in these liturgical opportunities… IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Are you interested in these liturgical opportunities…

June 22, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

The Diocesan Liturgy Council is once again seeking to widen its wisdom pool. You might be just the person we are seeking?

LITURGY MATTERS: Eucharist IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Eucharist

June 08, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

We the Church of Maitland-Newcastle have just celebrated the second session of our Synod. On Sunday we celebrated the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. We are in the midst of the Confirmation and First Communion season (seven this week). I have just returned from the funeral of Fr Paul O’Neill.

LITURGY MATTERS: Ministry developments – liturgical and otherwise IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Ministry developments – liturgical and otherwise

May 24, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

One of the dominant themes at Session 2 of our diocesan synod last Saturday was and remains the participation of the lay faithful in the life and mission of the Church.

There is the mission that God entrusts to us all and for which we are all responsible, and there are formal ministries to which a few are called. Getting the right balance between mission and ministry is important.

LITURGY MATTERS: Christian Initiation celebrates a love story IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: Christian Initiation celebrates a love story

May 10, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

After Mass on Saturday night a young woman I used to work with came bounding down the aisle to say hello. We‘re often at the same Mass but there has not been such bounding before. What prompted the bounding?

LITURGY MATTERS: It takes the whole community to initiate children! IMAGE Liturgy Matters

LITURGY MATTERS: It takes the whole community to initiate children!

April 27, 2021 Louise Gannon rsj

There was a time we now call ‘pre-COVID’. If we think back to this time, is there anyone among you who would claim that the way we were doing Sacraments of Initiation for Children was working? The key word is ‘working’. What do we mean by ‘working’?