2/9/07 – Sacramental Journey

Over the past few weeks we have looked at aspects of Sacramental Initiation.  We have considered our role in supporting the initiation processes in our parish.  Last week, we welcomed Michelle into our parish community as we celebrated with her the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens at the Vigil Mass.  This weekend, … Continue reading 2/9/07 – Sacramental Journey

26/8/07 – Initiation into a Community

A fortnight ago, when writing about supporting the sacramental initiation processes for adults and children, I made the point “that supporting and participating in the sacramental initiation processes for adults and children is every parishioner’s responsibility.” This is not something I simply made up. The Church’s General Introduction on Christian Initiation lists the people of … Continue reading 26/8/07 – Initiation into a Community

12/8/07 – Supporting Sacramental Initiation

Last weekend, our young candidates for the Sacrament of Holy Communion came to Mass and committed themselves to the final and formal preparation for this celebration. You may have also noticed that all of us, as parishioners, agreed to support these children in their preparation.  This weekend, you will be asked to consider how you … Continue reading 12/8/07 – Supporting Sacramental Initiation

27/5/07 – Serving God’s People

This week, our parish begins the process of calling forth new liturgical ministers for another year. Make sure you take a copy of the booklet Serving God’s People with you today. Often when we start talking about ministry, people start thinking “I can’t do that.” Inside the booklet you’ll find a number of ministries and … Continue reading 27/5/07 – Serving God’s People

20/5/07 – The Easter Season: A Time for Initiation

  This week we celebrate the Confirmation of more than forty of our young parishioners. As we near the end of the Easter season, we complete it as we began at the Easter Vigil, with our parish reveling in the joy of sacramental initiation. I’d like to share with you today some of what I … Continue reading 20/5/07 – The Easter Season: A Time for Initiation