The Advent Wreath

Carmel Bulletin, 16 December 2018 A short liturgical season such as Advent can be easily lost in Australia amidst the pre-Christmas hype and end-of-year rush to the summer holidays. As such, its symbols, prayers and music can help us to hold on to this time of joyful expectation. For many people, there is nothing more … Continue reading The Advent Wreath

The Year of Mercy

Carmel Bulletin, 13 December 2015 The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which Pope Francis announced earlier this year, has now begun.  On Tuesday, Pope Francis opened the holy door at St Peter’s Basilica. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H02Nhu_PHeE On Sunday evening (Sydney time), he will go to the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome, the Basilica of St … Continue reading The Year of Mercy

9/12/12 – Liturgy Committee Report

The Liturgy Committee met for the final time in 2012 last month. Final arrangements were made for the celebration of the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  All parishioners are invited to join Fr Paul for Advent Prayer and Reflection on the next two Wednesday evenings.  Christmas Mass times remain the same as in previous years, … Continue reading 9/12/12 – Liturgy Committee Report

30/9/12 – Liturgy Committee Report

The Liturgy Committee met on Thursday 20 September.  As Advent is now only two months away, the committee considered the preparations that would be made for the upcoming liturgical season.  One of the challenges with the season of Advent is to ensure this short season of preparation (a little over three weeks this year) is … Continue reading 30/9/12 – Liturgy Committee Report