This weekend, the Church in Australia celebrates the feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. It takes on particular significance this year, given that our weekly celebration of the Eucharist has been put on hold due to coronavirus restrictions. Reflecting on this experience gives us an opportunity to more deeply appreciate what … Continue reading Three Things About the Eucharist We’ve Learnt from COVID-19
Carmel Bulletin, 5 August 2018 The usual semicontinuous reading of Mark’s gospel during Ordinary Time in Year B is always put on hold at this point of the year while we listen to chapter 6 from John. John chooses not to repeat the recount of the Last Supper that we see in the other gospels. … Continue reading I Am the Bread of Life
During this Year of Grace, we have been invited to revisit the constitutions of the Second Vatican Council, which began fifty years ago this year. The first of these constitutions was on the liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium. The constitution spoke strongly about the importance of participation. Participation in the liturgy was described not as something desirable … Continue reading 16/9/12 – Fifty Years Since Vatican II – Participation
Yesterday I finally received my copy of the DVD catechetical resource Become One Body One Spirit in Christ from the supplier I ordered it from months ago - but it's not their fault (I'll get to that later)! I've had a quick look so far, following from a brief partial preview back in February. I … Continue reading Become One Body, One Spirit in Christ – It’s Arrived!
At present, we are exploring the liturgical principles which underpin our work in the Church Renewal Process. Having considered the liturgical presences of Christ, we now consider the second principle, namely: Actuosa participatio The Second Vatican Council called for all members of the Church to be led to full, conscious and active participation in the … Continue reading 10/7/10 – Actuosa Participatio