Liturgy Handbook

June 2016

Introduction

 

The June 2016 Liturgy Notes provides the latest information on the Year of Mercy, the 2016 courses and ministry training program, the music suggestions and children's liturgy suggestions for June and July, and updates to the Liturgy Handbook (menu to the right).

 

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. music suggestions from Ascension onwards include item number references to the recent released Catholic Worship Book II.

 

Here are quick links for May and June:

 

6th Sunday of Easter (1 May 2016)

Ascension (8 May 2016)

Pentecost (15 May 2016)

Trinity Sunday (22 May 2016)

Corpus Christi (29 May 2016)

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (5 June)

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (12 June)

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19 June)

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (26 June)

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (3 July)

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10 July)

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (17 July)

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (24 July)

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (31 July)

 

Ordination of Michael Dyer 23 April
- Congratulations!

The ordination of Fr Michael Dyer was an inspiring experience of the  community's prayer and worship. Visit Bishop Peter's FaceBook page for a pictorial commentary on the ordination liturgy. Led by Annette Griffin and the Diocesan Choir, organist Michael Davies and soloist Rachel Bate, the music and singing during the liturgy was beautiful and helped make Michael's ordination a wonderful Diocesan celebration!

 

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 April-May:

 

6th Sunday of Easter (1 May 2016)

Ascension (8 May 2016)

Pentecost (15 May 2016)
Trinity Sunday (22 May 2016)

Corpus Christi (29 May 2016)

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (5 June)

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (12 June)

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19 June)

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (26 June)

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (3 July)

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (10 July)

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (17 July)

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (24 July)

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (31 July)

 

UPDATED! Liturgical Ministry Training 2016

The Diocesan Liturgical Commission is preparing a comprehensive schedule of liturgical ministry training for 2016. In 2015 we received more than 350 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. We also conducted a number of Introduction to Liturgical Ministry workshops in a number of parishes and on a regional basis.

 

The Liturgy Office is offering the following ministry training schedule from April 2016. Other additional courses may be run on request from parishes:

 

Parish Lector Trainers (Train the trainers)

2 April 2016, 10am - 4pm

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

 

Ministers of Communion of the Sick and Dying

14 May 2016, 10am - 1pm

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

 

Sacristans

21 May 2016, 10am - 4pm NOTE: This course has been postponed to later in the year.

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

 

Children's Liturgy of the Word Leaders

18 June 2016, 10am - 1pm

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

 

Music Ministers Forum

25 June 2016, 10am - 4pm NOTE: This Music Ministers Forum is postponed until Sunday 7 August. Details to be made available in June.

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

 

Copyright

29 October 2016, 10am - 1pm

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

 

Parish: A Place of Hospitality and Outreach

19 November 2016, 10am - 4pm

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

 

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.

 

NEW! Year of Mercy Resources

We have established a web page for the Diocesan celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. The web page sets out the various resources for parishes and schedules of events throughout the coming year.

 

UPDATED! 24 Hours For The Lord

A number of parishes celebrated 24 Hours for the Lord this year.

 

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.

 

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!

 

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, 10 - 11 September 2016

 

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, 10 - 11 September 2016

 

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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