Liturgy Handbook

May 2017

This Edition of Liturgy Notes

 

The May 2017 Liturgy Notes provides updates to the music suggestions and children's liturgy suggestions for February, March and April and updates to the Liturgy Handbook (menu to the right). Please note especially UPDATES to the schedule for ministry training below.

 

NEW! APMN's "Sing With Joy: United in Diversity" Conference!

"Sing with Joy: United in Diversity" is the

Australian Pastoral Musicians Network
3rd National Conference, to be held in

Perth, 5-7 October, 2017.

 

Featuring David Haas, one of the pre-

eminent contemporary composers of
liturgical music, and Professor Clare
Johnson, Director of the ACU Centre for
Liturgy and Chair of the National Liturgical
Music Board.

 

The conference website launched on 10

February. Registrations will be available

from 20 February! Early Bird closes June.

 

The website includes program timetable,

keynotes, workshop info, venue info,

accommodation options, sponsors, exhibits,

and a handy FAQ. The website is mobile

friendly, providing a ready reference

before and during the conference.

 

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 A 2016-2017. Suggestions for Lent and the Triduum are now available. Music suggestions include item number references to the recently released Catholic Worship Book II.

 

Here are quick links for February-April:

 

YEAR A

 

4th Sunday of Easter (7 May 2017)

5th Sunday of Easter (14 May 2017)

6th Sunday of Easter (21 May 2017)

Ascension of the Lord (28 May 2017)

 

For more suggestions June 2017 and onward, go here.

 

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 January-February:

 

YEAR A

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (5 February 2017)

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (12 February 2017)

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time (19 February 2017)

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (26 February 2017)

1st Sunday of Lent (5 March 2017)

2nd Sunday of Lent (12 March 2017)

3rd Sunday of Lent (19 March 2017)

4th Sunday of Lent (26 March 2017)

5th Sunday of Lent (2 April 2017)

Passion/Palm Sunday (9 April 2017)

 

UPDATED! Liturgical Ministry Training 2017

The following courses are scheduled  for February 2017:

 

Acolytes, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Changed Date!

Saturday 4 March 2017, 10:00am - 4:00pm

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

 

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.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Music Ministers Forum: Sunday 28 May 2017!
More info soon!

Sunday 28 May 2017

St Thomas Aquinas Church, 2 Bendooley Street Bowral 2576

 

The event will finish with Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham. The new Catholic Worship Book II will be available for purchase. Fr Sean Cullen and the parish of Bowral-Mittagong are hosting the event in Bowral.

 

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 2017

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 2017 will be advised soon:

 

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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