Liturgy Handbook

October 2016

This Edition of Liturgy Notes

 

The October 2016 Liturgy Notes provides updates to the music suggestions and children's liturgy suggestions for October, November and December, and updates to the Liturgy Handbook (menu to the right). Please note especially UPDATES to the schedule for ministry training.

 

UPDATED! Music Suggestions in the Liturgy Handbook

The music suggestions page in the Liturgy Handbook has been updated with links to music recommendations for the Sundays of Year C 2016 and Year A 2016-2017. Music suggestions include item number references to the recently released Catholic Worship Book II.

 

Here are quick links for October - December:

 

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (2 October)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (9 October)

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (16 October)

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (23 October)

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (30 October)

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (6 November)

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (13 November)

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King (20 November)

 

YEAR A

1st Sunday of Advent (27 November)

2nd Sunday of Advent (4 December)

3rd Sunday of Advent (11 December)

4th Sunday of Advent (18 December)

Christmas Vigil (24 December)

Christmas Midnight (25 December)

Christmas Dawn (25 December)

Christmas Day (25 December)

Mary, Mother of God (1 January 2017)

 

UPDATED! Children's Liturgy Section in the Liturgy Handbook

Our Kids Liturgy page outlines the nature of Sunday Children's Liturgy of the Word and the ministry of Leader of Children's Liturgy of the Word. It also provides ready access to resources, including hyper-links to the weekly recommendations for leaders prepared by The Liturgy Centre, Catholic Diocese of Auckland. Direct hyper-links to the weekly recommendations will be added as they become available. Here are the quick links for June - August:

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (2 October)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (9 October)

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (16 October)

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (23 October)

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (30 October)

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (6 November)

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (13 November)

Christ the King (20 November)

 

YEAR A

1st Sunday of Advent (27 November)

2nd Sunday of Advent (4 December)

3rd Sunday of Advent (11 December)

4th Sunday of Advent (18 December)

 

UPDATED! Liturgical Ministry Training 2016

The Diocesan Liturgical Commission has prepared a comprehensive schedule of liturgical ministry training for 2016. In 2015 we received more than 350 enrolments and this year we received more than 340 enrolments in training courses for Acolytes, Adult Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ministers of Communion of the Sick and Dying, Bereavement Support Ministers (Funeral Preparation), Music Coordinators, Cantors of the Psalm, Accompanists, Children's Liturgy of the Word Leaders and Lectors.

Due to the commitments to the new CathLink project, the courses scheduled for the balance of 2016 have had to be cancelled.

 

Music Ministers Forum: Launch of Catholic Worship Book II POSTPONED to 2017!

Sunday 2 October 2016, 2pm - 4pm

St Thomas Aquinas Church, 2 Bendooley Street Bowral 2576

 

Sacristans CANCELLED!

Saturday 22 October 2016, 10am - 4pm

St Thomas More Church and Parish Hall, Acacia Avenue, Ruse 2560

 

Copyright CANCELLED!

Saturday 5 November 2016, 10am - 1pm

Xavier Conference Centre Ingham and Wilson Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong

 

Parish: A Place of Hospitality and Outreach CANCELLED!

19 November 2016, 10am - 4pm

Xavier Conference Centre Ingham and Wilson Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong

 

The following courses are scheduled  for February 2017:

 

Acolytes, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Saturday 11 February 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm

St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown 2560

 

Child Protection Training for Liturgical Ministers

Saturday 18 February 2017, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Xavier Conference Centre Ingham and Wilson Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong

 

Communion of the Sick and Dying

Saturday 25 February 2017, 10am - 2:30pm

St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, 35 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown 2560

 

For further information, please contact Paul Mason 4222 2462 liturgy@dow.org.au. For bookings, please contact Helen Bennett on 02 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au.

 

Music Ministers Forum: POSTPONED TO EASTER SEASON 2017!
Launch of Catholic Worship Book II

Sunday 2 October 2016, 2pm - 4pm

St Thomas Aquinas Church, 2 Bendooley Street Bowral 2576

Bishop Peter Ingham will officially launch the new Catholic Worship Book II for the Diocese of Wollongong. Fr Sean Cullen and the parish of Bowral-Mittagong are hosting the event in Bowral at the end of the Southern Highlands Tulip and Food Festivals.

All parish music groups and choirs are invited to come along and get a taste of the songs of this new music resource. Ms Angela Quinn will lead the Diocesan Choir and other parish choirs and music groups are invited to present an item or two. Books will be available for sale.

Make a weekend of it by combining the launch event with a tour of the southern highlands gardens and food treasures.

For further information, and to arrange your parish music group particpation, please contact Paul Mason 4222 2462 liturgy@dow.org.au. Bookings essential; please contact Helen Bennett on 02 4222 2403 or helen.bennett@dow.org.au.

 

UPDATED! Welcoming and Hospitality Section in the Handbook

The new Welcoming section in the Liturgy area describes the critical part hospitality and welcoming play in liturgy. Here you will find resources to help explore and develop welcoming liturgy.

 

NEW! PSALMIST Cantor and Accompanist Scholarships for 2016

The Diocese is pleased to be offering tuition scholarships for cantors of the psalm and accompanists (organ, piano and guitar) for parishes and schools throughout the Diocese. Details of the PSALMIST Scholarships Program are available here. For further details, please contact Paul Mason on 02 4222 2462 or liturgy@dow.org.au.

 

Revised Rite of Confirmation 2016

This year sees the introduction of the revised Rite of Confirmation. There are significant changes to the text of the Rite, the sacramental preparation and the celebration of the Rite. The In-Service held 20 February at the Xavier Centre Wollongong was attended by more than 70 Priests, Sacramental Preparation Coordinators and Team Members from parishes around the Diocese.  Resources from the In-Service are now available on the Confirmation page on this website.

 

NEW! A new bulletin insert resource has been added to the Confirmation page in May.

 

Diocesan Certificate in Pastoral Liturgy

This course provides practical knowledge, skills and approaches in liturgy for people who take active roles in preparing, leading and coordinating liturgy, liturgical music and sacramental preparation in parishes or schools.

 

The course is modelled on the Certificate of Pastoral Liturgy previously offered through the Catholic Institute of Sydney. The Diocese of Wollongong began offering this course in 2015, with an initial intake of eleven students. The first year has been a major success and enrolments are open for the next intake in 2016.

 

The course is led by Dr Carmel Pilcher rsj, Rev Dr David Orr osb and Paul Mason.  Each unit comprises three weekends. More details in the brochure and on the web page.

 

Pastoral Associates - Liturgy Coordinators - Liturgy Committee Members - Music Coordinators - Choir Directors - RCIA Coordinators - Sacramental Coordinators This course is for you!

 

UPDATED! Dates for 2016 are as follows:

 

Eucharist in the Liturgical Assembly (Core Unit)

Xavier Conference Centre, Ingham and Wilson Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong.

Weekend 1: Saturday and Sunday, 5 - 6 March 2016

Weekend 2: Saturday and Sunday, 30 April 30 - 1 May 2016

Weekend 3: Saturday and Sunday, 4 - 5 June 2016

 

Initiation in the Liturgical Assembly (Elective Unit - Option 1)

Xavier Conference Centre, McCabe and Murray Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong.

Weekend 1: Saturday and Sunday, 23 - 24 July 2016

Weekend 2: Saturday and Sunday, 20 - 21 August 2016

Weekend 3: Saturday and Sunday, 28 - 29 October 2016 UPDATED!

 

Music in the Liturgical Assembly (Elective Unit - Option 2)

Xavier Conference Centre, Ingham and Wilson Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong.

Weekend 1: Saturday and Sunday, 23 - 24 July 2016

Weekend 2: Saturday and Sunday, 20 - 21 August 2016

Weekend 3: Saturday and Sunday, 28 - 29 October 2016 UPDATED!

 

Building the Liturgical Assembly (Core Unit)

Xavier Conference Centre, Ingham and Wilson Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong.

Dates TBA, first half 2017.

 

Word in the Liturgical Assembly (Core Unit)

Xavier Conference Centre, Ingham and Wilson Rooms, 38 Harbour Street, Wollongong.

Dates TBA, second half 2017.

 

Scholarship Opportunities!

The Diocese is offering full and part scholarships to students depending on their circumstances. Refer to the enrolment form for details.

 

Enrolment Applications

Please refer to the flyer and the enrolment form for further information, or contact Paul Mason by email or phone 02 4222 2462.

 

All the best,

Paul Mason

Coordinator of Liturgy

Diocese of Wollongong

 

 

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