Liturgy

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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Upcoming Liturgical Formation Workshops

20 July -- Readers of God's Word: this workshop explores liturgical principles and techniques of proclamation to assist those in this ministry. 

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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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Liturgical Music

A list of suggested music (mass settings, taize chants, seasonal hymns) for use in the liturgy and other gatherings. 
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Prayer Resources

A selection of helpful resources for those preparing prayers and liturgies for various groups. 
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