Liturgy

Ministry Overview: Serving at Mass

Servers are those who are called forward from the community to help everybody pray well. Their special role, along with all the other ministers, is to assist the priest presider to lead the community in prayer. Serving is a ministry, a service to be given, not a job to be done. The following information provides an overview of the role of the server at mass.

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The Reader of God’s Word: 10 tips to improve your proclamation

Involved in liturgical ministries at your parish? This short video provides lectors - new or existing - with practical tips for improving their proclamation of the word.

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ACU Short Course: The Sacraments (August)

The School of Theology at the Australian Catholic University is offering a short course on the Sacraments this August. It will be an opportunity to understand sacraments in the Christian tradition: What are sacraments? What is sacramentality? What do Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist and Reconciliation mean? Sessions run on Wednesday evenings in August.
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Video: How to use The Summit Online

New to The Summit Online? Watch this brief video to gain an overview of the online resource and learn how to access and download the various elements on the webpage. 

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Rite of Commissioning Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

View the Rite of Commissioning Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion during Mass. Taken from the Ministers of Life booklet.
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The Revision of the Lectionary

"Prior to the Second Vatican Council the percentage of the Old Testament used in the liturgy, excluding the psalms, was only one per cent (255 verses) ... Put another way, before the Second Vatican Council Catholics never heard readings at their Sunday celebration of the Eucharist from thirty-seven Old Testament books!" Fr Chris Monaghan cp discusses the key changes to the lectionary after the Second Vatican Council.
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Psalms and liturgical life, psalms and life

"St Athanasius said a psalm ‘is a mirror in which you contemplate yourself and movements of your soul’. This beautiful insight encourages us to pray the psalms and to allow them to teach us about ourselves and to give expression to our deepest feelings, concerns and desires." Mary Reaburn nds reflects on the Psalms and how they can be a prism through which we see differently. 
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Preparing parish celebrations: First Communion and Confirmation

Tricia Murray reflects on the unique opportunity that parish celebrations of First Communion and Confirmation provide for hospitality toward families and visitors.
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Liturgical Brochure Series

This brochure series offers guidance and support for those involved in the various liturgical and pastoral ministries in parishes, schools and other religious and ecclesial communities. 


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Preparing for Lent and Easter 2017

Over 200 parish and school leaders from across the Archdiocese of Melbourne (and wider-Victoria) gathered on Saturday 11 February at the Catholic Leadership Centre for a liturgy planning day in preparation for Lent and Easter. 
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