July 2020 UPDATE!

This Edition of Liturgy Notes - UPDATE on Music Suggestions

 

This July 2020 update is to let you know of progress in migrating the Music Suggestions. The new home for these is http://www.liturgicalsong.com/suggestions. These have been brought up-to-date for the 2020 Ordo and currently extend from Lent through to October 2020.

 

February 2020 Edition

The February 2020 edition of Liturgy Notes was the last edition published by Paul Mason, who has recently retired from his position as Coordinator of Liturgy and Ministry at the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong.

 

Paul will spend his retirement focusing on family and his publishing company, Liturgical Song

 

The popular Music Suggestions section is being migrated to:

http://www.liturgicalsong.com/suggestions

 

Paul will update and maintain the music suggestions with current information, beginning with Lent and Easter 2020.

 

The rest of the Liturgy Handbook website www.liturgydow.org.au will continue to be maintained over the next few months until the Liturgy Handbook is integrated into the new www.dow.org.au website.

 

Guidelines for Acolytes, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Issued by Bishop Brian Mascord on 19 March 2018, this fourth edition of the guidelines reflects the norms and current practices within the Diocese of Wollongong with regard to Adult Altar Servers.

 

Pastoral Guidance for the Preparation and Celebration of Confirmation

This pastoral guidance document and associated appendices, issued in draft form by Bishop Brian Mascord on 9 April 2018, is currently being used to help parishes prepare for this year's Confirmation. It is has been updated to Draft v1.1 and reviewed by the clergy at their July In-Service. A further period of review and opportunity for feedback is being undertaken over the next few months. More details, including online forms, are available on the Confirmation Forms page.

 

TBA in February! Called to Ministry? - Upcoming Liturgical Ministry  Training Events for 2019

Have you considered serving your parish in one of the ministries of acolyte?

 

Your parish priest will help you discern your call to the ministries of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, Adult Altar Server, and Minister of Communion of the Sick and Homebound. Training and ongoing formation is provided in these ministries at both Diocesan and local parish level.

 

The 2019 Diocesan Training courses in these ministries are yet to be scheduled:

 

Acolytes, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

 

Members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission will lead two sessions in the morning (10am - 1pm), covering the common ministry of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and one session after lunch for servers (1:30pm-2:30pm). Morning tea and lunch provided. Dates and locations are TBA July 2019. Last year's schedule was:

 

  • WOLLONGONG, Saturday 14 April 2018 | Xavier Conference Centre, Wollongong
  • CAMPBELLTOWN, Saturday 23 June 2018 | St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Campbelltown
  • NOWRA, Saturday 7 July 2018 | St Michael’s Parish Hall, Nowra

 

Communion of the Sick & Homebound

 

Members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission will lead two sessions in the morning (10am - 1pm), and one session after lunch (1:30pm-2:30pm). Morning tea and lunch provided. Assumes prior training as an Acolyte, Adult Altar Server or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Dates and locations are TBA August 2019. Last year's schedule was:

 

  • WOLLONGONG, Saturday 16 June 2018 | Xavier Conference Centre, Wollongong
  • CAMPBELLTOWN, Saturday 28 July | St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Campbelltown
  • NOWRA, Saturday 4 August | St Michael’s Parish Hall, Nowra

 

Registration essential to Anthony Rewak 4222 2465 or anthony.rewak@dow.org.au

 

In addition to Diocesan training, we are providing curriculum and resources for parish-based ministry training, with help provided by members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission and parish-based liturgy coordinators on request. We have scheduled trainer availability  during October and November. Please contact Anthony Rewak to arrange your parish Lector training date.

 

For further information, please contact Paul Mason 4222 2462 paul.mason@dow.org.au.

 

The Joy and Beauty of Sunday:
The Renewal of Music Ministry in Sunday Worship

The Joy and Beauty of Sunday is an initiative for the review and renewal of ministry, particularly music ministry, in Sunday Worship. The program will continue with parish in-service days during 2019. Scheduling provision has been made to release a CD of new repertoire in June, provide One License training in June, and new repertoire workshops in August and November.

 

The launch event in 2017 was well attended and concluded with Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Ingham. The new Catholic Worship Book II provided the vehicle for a review of new repertoire possibilities for music ministry at Sunday Mass. It is available for purchase from Morning Star Publishing.

 

Many parishes have now purchased this resource and parish in-services are planned for second half of 2018 as part of the Joy and Beauty of Sunday initiative.

 

In addition to reviewing and renewing repertoire for singing at Mass, the Office of Renewal and Evangelisation is offering Parish-based ministry renewal days in 2019. These will focus on development of parish music ministry models and resources for music ministry (including liturgy planning and preparation, music repertoire planning and preparation, musicianship training, scholarships for cantors and accompanists (guitar, piano and organ), music administration and copyright reporting, music ministry budgeting, worship aid preparation, music ministry communications).

 

The Diocese has announced the purchase of a Diocesan-wide copyright license with One License and in May 2018 announced the diocesan-wide LiturgyHelp licensing for  liturgy preparation and planning resources. Training and support in the use of One License, the Diocesan Repertoire, and the new LiturgyHelp liturgy planning and preparation resources will also be offered as part of the Parish-based ministry renewal days in 2019 for the Joy and Beauty of Sunday.

 

For further information, and to arrange your parish participation, please contact Paul Mason 4222 2462 liturgy@dow.org.au. Bookings essential; please contact Anthony Rewak on 02 4222 2403 or anthony.rewak@dow.org.au.

 

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.

 

PSALMIST Cantor and Accompanist Scholarships for 2019

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.

 

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Office of the Bishop
Xavier Centre
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38 Harbour Street
Wollongong NSW 2500

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