Liturgy

2018 Liturgical Formation Dates

July & August --- In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis describes the parish as “an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration ... the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelisers.” To support parishes in this mission, the following workshops are offered for liturgy teams, parish groups and all those serving or interested in parish ministry. View upcoming workshop dates >

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ACU Short Course: From death to new life: preparing and celebrating Catholic funerals

June --- What do Catholics believe about death? How do Catholics celebrate death? How do priests and funeral directors care for the grieving? Learn how to prepare your Catholic funeral at this new short course being offered by ACU this June, in Melbourne and Geelong.


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Liturgy and Prayer Resources

A selection of helpful resources for those preparing prayers and liturgies for various groups. Most of these resources are readily available online and links have been provided. 
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Parish liturgy teams attend Easter season planning day

Saturday 24 February --- Over 120 parish liturgy team members gathered at the Catholic Leadership Centre for an Easter Season planning day entitled "Finding Jesus". The day included a keynote presentation by Dr Mary Coloe pbvm who explored the psalms and books of the Old Testament to reflect on the Jewish ideas about ‘death’ and how even before Jesus’ birth, this began to develop and reaches a new meaning with Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.

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Resources for Lent 2018

Parishes are invited to make use of the following resources during Lent 2018: Day-by-day reflections (40-day calendar), Weekly reflections on the psalms and gospels, a weekly podcast series exploring the Sunday readings, Stations of the Cross (based on the Gospel of Mark), Liturgical planning materials (including a ‘Triduum checklist’), Holy Week/Easter real estate board templates and more.

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Finding Jesus: An Easter Season Planning Day

Saturday 24 February --- Come and join us for an Easter Season planning day, commencing with a keynote presentation by Associate Professor Dr Mary Coloe pbvm exploring the readings for the Season, followed by a range of workshops to assist parishes in planning for this significant time in the Liturgical year. This is an opportunity to gather your local parish and/or school liturgy teams for some inspiration and best practices.

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Advent Resources

There are a number of resources and formation opportunities on offer to assist parishes in their preparations for the joyous season of Advent --- which is much closer than you think! Includes templates for Christmas postcards, pull-up banners, giving tree tags and real estate boards.  

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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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The Advent Heart: Preparing for the Season of Advent

Tuesdays 10 & 17 October - In the first session, participants will be guided through the Gospel of Mark by renowned Australian scholar Rev. Frank Moloney sdb. The following week will focus on the practicalities of the season: the Advent readings, music selection and preparing the liturgical environment. 


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Celebrating liturgy in schools: Catholic identity in song

Fiona Dyball shares how school liturgies, when done well, can help ensure that every student leaves school "with a solid intergenerational Catholic liturgical music repertoire to carry them forward in their lives, and to connect them in prayer to a life-giving faith, lived in community."
 

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